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CA bag ban initiative heading toward 2016 vote

CA bag ban initiative heading toward 2016 vote

The effort to repeal the state’s looming prohibition on plastic grocery bags is projected to have enough valid signatures to move the initiative forward, according to a random sample of the signees compiled by the California secretary of state’s elections office. , Republished with permission by Cal Watchdog.com , The sample accounting projects 589,439 voters would like to […]

California Plastic Bag Ban May Soon Qualify For Ballot

California Plastic Bag Ban May Soon Qualify For Ballot

The grocery stores in California signed off on the plastic bag ban—to save the environment. What they did not mention is that without plastic bags, the consumer will be forced to buy reusable bags (that will have bacteria and diseases associated with them) or buy at ten cents a bag, paper bags. This will create […]

Where are the health considerations regarding a stupid decision?

Where are the health considerations regarding a stupid decision?

 By Don W   With Gov. Jerry Brown’s recent signature California became the first state in the nation to ban stores’ distribution of the plastic bags that environmental advocates say have become a major source of ocean pollution. Under the new law, consumers will have to bring reusable cloth or heavy plastic bags with them […]

California’s Drought and Plastic Bag Bans

California’s Drought and Plastic Bag Bans

 . . Last January, a Drought State of Emergency was declared in California which called on Californians to conserve and reduce water usage by 20%. According to the State Water Resources Control Board, California is facing a serious drought and that there is simply not enough water to meet the needs of farmers, communities, and […]

Plastic Bag Bans: Paper Bag Fees Unequally Levied

Plastic Bag Bans: Paper Bag Fees Unequally Levied

By Anthony van Leeuwen Currently, retail stores distribute plastic and paper bags to customers at checkout to carry their purchases home at no additional charge.  The cost of these bags is included in retail prices paid for and shared by all customers. Customers who choose to use no bags or reusable bags still pay a […]