Plastic Bag Bans in Columbus
March 28, 2015 10:33 am at 10:33 am #1069226
One quirk of plastic bags is, you can properly dispose of them in a container, and the wind can blow them out.March 28, 2015 4:50 pm at 4:50 pm #1069275
One quirk of plastic bags is, you can properly dispose of them in a container, and the wind can blow them out.
They are easily blown from landfills and garbage trucks, and are carried along in storm water and streams.March 29, 2015 9:29 am at 9:29 am #1069343
One way to solve the pet waste angle of this issue is to for city council to adopt another progressive position and to ban animal slavery (“pet ownership”). Once people are prohibited from enslaving dogs we will no longer have to worry about collecting canine feces.March 29, 2015 10:32 am at 10:32 am #1069344
<div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>rus wrote:</div>
<div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>joev wrote:</div>
Really, if Columbus were to ban plastic bags I’ll join Pez in shopping more in the suburbs.
Feel free to hit me up, I’ll give you a personal tour of the Dublin Kroger Marketplace. If by chance Dublin jumps on the bandwagon, I’m also familiar with the Powell Kroger, although they don’t have price check scanners there and they don’t sell fresh sliced proscuitto in their deli.
Noted and thanks.March 29, 2015 10:33 am at 10:33 am #1069345
One way to solve the pet waste angle of this issue is to for city council to adopt another progressive position and to ban animal slavery (“pet ownership”). Once people are prohibited from enslaving dogs we will no longer have to worry about collecting canine feces.
Poe’s law, named after its author Nathan Poe, is a literary adage which stipulates that without a clear indicator of an author’s intended sarcasm it becomes impossible to tell the difference between an expression of sincere extremism and a parody of extremism.March 29, 2015 1:42 pm at 1:42 pm #1069413
Again though, you’re conflating littering and plastic bags. No one is suggesting we should be littering and its already “banned”.
People were free to litter until there was an effective ban as well as PSAs “encouraging” people that it’s really, really dumb. AND, people still do it!
For me, it is not a cognitive leap of faith to draw parallels between littering and the introduction of plastic into the environment, by man. Obviously, there is no single magic bullet… Obviously, everyone needs to bear some of the responsibility. That includes the industrialist, the profiteers and the consumers. Obviously, there are not many people walking around with plastic and intentionally throwing it on the ground proclaiming “IN YOUR FACE ENVIRONMENT!”
I shouldn’t be shocked, but it never fails to amaze me.
Really circuitous, pedantic, chicken or egg arguments, desperately trying to justify how “our” freedoms are being trampled on. And then, finally, the “if I can’t get my way I’ll just leave” argument. Because the freedom you want is the freedom to consume and exploit and freedom from the burden of conscience or consequence.
All I can really say to that is, hurry up. Seriously, GTFO. Just be sure to take your freedom garbage with you. Read: store it in your own ground and not in ours.
The problem as I understand it, with plastic bags, is that they can not simply be transformed into more plastic bags. They are turned into other things. Outdoor flooring, or park benches. This practice is not recycling. This practice is referred to as down-cycling. It breaks the circle, so to speak.
As opposed to other materials such as glass, paper and steel. Which can be recycled endlessly. Sure, it is less convenient. And by less convenient, I really mean costs more money.
An out-right ban is the only real choice as far as I’m concerned. There is no debate. To dress this issue up any other way is an exercise of extreme childishness.
To me.March 31, 2015 6:08 pm at 6:08 pm #1069828
I don’t really have a dog in the fight, but I came across this today on Gizmodo.April 7, 2015 3:38 pm at 3:38 pm #1070827
tabletop plastic recycling into oilJuly 6, 2015 11:12 am at 11:12 am #1083672
Should Cities Ban Single-Use Plastic Bags?
Posted June 30, 2015
As Montreal debates whether or not it should ban plastic bags, it’s an opportunity for me to express my opinion on the subject, yet again. Toronto began charging a 5¢ fee for all plastic bags in mid-2009. A few years later that ever-forward-thinking mayor, Rob Ford, decided to eliminate the bag charge.
READ MORE: http://www.sustainablecitiescollective.com/cathy-rust/1085781/should-cities-ban-single-use-plastic-bagsSeptember 21, 2015 3:48 pm at 3:48 pm #1094202
Instead of banning plastic bags, Columbus will test a recycling program – for now
Sep 21, 2015, 12:39pm EDT Updated Sep 21, 2015, 2:59pm EDT
Tom Knox – Reporter – Columbus Business First
Columbus is set to launch a plastic bag recycling program instead of levying a tax or banning the staple of grocery stores as a step to improve the environment.
READ MORE: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2015/09/21/instead-of-banning-plastic-bags-columbus-will-test.html
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