Happy “Dependence Day” Seattle – Your City Just Banned Plastic Bags

by Steve MacDonald July 4, 2012

Nothing says freedom like telling your citizens or local businesses what to do.  But Seattle is not exactly a bastion of Freedom and liberty.  And today is no different. The Seattle City Council has voted to ban plastic grocery bags. This is another win by so-called environmental groups that claim the bags fill up landfills […]

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L.A. City Council Votes 13-1 to Ban Plastic Grocery Bags

by Steve MacDonald May 24, 2012

  The Los Angeles city council voted 13-1 to ban plastic shopping bags in grocery stores.  There is a lengthy review and implementation process to follow but if all goes to plan within about 10-12 months the ban will be in force.  Paper bags will still be available for a ten cent fee.  I like […]

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Norovirus Source – Reusable Grocery Bag

by Steve MacDonald May 10, 2012

Remember when I wrote about LA looking to ban paper and plastic grocery bags?I included this quote… Coliform bacteria, suggesting raw-meat or uncooked-food contamination, was in half of the bags, and E. coliwas found in 12 percent of the bags. Running the bags through a washer or cleaning them by hand reduced bacteria levels to […]

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