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Plastic Bag Bans in Columbus

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  • #122926
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    I’m just not a big fan of banning things to make them go away.

    Perhaps we should impliment some sort of fines for people who litter.

    #122927

    Brewmaster
    Member

    As I see it, it’s a problem with capitalism. The beauty of markets is that they always find the cheapest, most efficienct widgit. That can be a problem at times if that widgit has harmful side effects. Grocery stores aren’t going to stop using plastic on thier own in favor of a biodegradable alternative because: 1) customers don’t care enough to demand it, and 2) plastic is cheaper and they need to compete.

    That leaves three choices (i think): 1) do nothing, 2) put a surcharge on plastic bags so there’s a level playing field, and 3) outright ban plastic bags. I suppose there’s also a 4th, which is to educate customers, but I think this is such a minor issue to most people that they would just brush it off as left-wing enviro nonsense and a waste of taxpayer money.

    #122928
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    I’d be more in favor of 2, and using the money to pay for cleanup programs.

    An outright ban on something as silly as plastic bags just because SOME people might throw them on the ground just sound… uh… silly.

    Anyone can throw anything on the ground. And we can’t ban everything, can we? I’m sure if paper bags were more commonly found, we’d see more of them as litter. Sure, they’re more quick to biodegrade, but trash is unsightly, no matter what kind of trash it is.

    #122929
    Bonnie Dodds
    Bonnie Dodds
    Participant

    Walker wrote I’d be more in favor of 2, and using the money to pay for cleanup programs.

    In NY State they have a .10 charge on each pop can. It’s an incentive to recycle your cans & bring them back. I don’t know why more states don’t do this. Even if people were lazy and threw a can out the window, there were always plenty of people around ready to grab that can to get the .10. When I was a kid we always hunted for cans to have extra money for candy.

    The same could go for plastic bags & other items like that…

    Not that NY State doesn’t have litter, but at least it’s a step in the right direction.

    #122930

    Brewmaster
    Member

    I agree with both of you…a surcharge it is! Time to start writing the mayor’s office.

    [email protected]

    And…

    Susan E. Ashbrook,

    Environmental Steward

    [email protected]

    Andia Sangale,

    Environmental Policy Advisor

    [email protected]

    #122931
    Anne Evans
    Anne Evans
    Keymaster

    I think it is because some states do not enforce recycling. (?) I know Hawaii has that on every drink container, but they are huge on recycling and all sorts of environmental programs. You get a little of it back when you take it to be recycled. They are way ahead of California!

    #1044530

    News
    Participant

    Clintonville Wants To Bag Plastic Grocery Bags
    Posted: Oct 02, 2014 10:55 PM EDT
    By: Mike Bowersock

    How you shop in Columbus could change dramatically. There is a move underway to ban plastic bags, meaning you would either have to bring your own bags with you when you go shopping, or the store would supply paper bags, probably for a fee. Some grocery outlets, like Lucky’s in Clintonville, are already using only paper or cloth bags.

    READ MORE: http://www.nbc4i.com/story/26693680/clintonville-wants-to-bag-plastic-bags

    #1044586

    pez
    Participant

    Oddly enough stores under 10,000 square feet, like Clintonville Community Market, which the sponsor Kris Keller appears to have a close relationship with, would be exempt.

    #1044589
    Stephen43215
    Stephen43215
    Participant

    Paper bags would be a good start but its still pretty bad for the environment. Don’t be lazy, bring your reusable bags with you..after a while it will just be part of your regular routine.

    #1044590

    While I can’t apologize on behalf of Clintonville, as a Beechwold resident, I am sorry. Not everyone in this neighborhood is driven to impose his/her values on the world. Some residents do recognize differences in circumstances.

    (Personally, I do like paper bags. I’m sorry to learn that they might be enviro-toxic too).

    #1044592

    Alex Silbajoris
    Participant

    #1044597
    Coremodels
    Coremodels
    Participant

    Remember this ban when you step in my dog’s poop…

    #1044602
    rus
    rus
    Participant

    Oddly enough stores under 10,000 square feet, like Clintonville Community Market, which the sponsor Kris Keller appears to have a close relationship with, would be exempt.

    How interesting.

    #1044606

    GCrites80s
    Participant

    Remember this ban when you step in my dog’s poop…

    Dog crap in a paper bag can be lit on fire and put on someone’s porch. Try that with plastic!

    #1044607
    Snarf
    Snarf
    Participant

    If you don’t like plastic bags then don’t use them, cool.

    Forcing your views on others is obnoxious, un-cool.

    Be cool.

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