Plastic Bag Ban in Minneapolis

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Plastic Bag Ban in Minneapolis

Postby Steve Holt » August 23rd, 2013, 8:01 am

Councilwoman Tuthill proposing a ban on plastic bags in Minneapolis. I absolutely endorse this.

http://www.kare11.com/news/article/1036 ... astic-bags

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Re: Plastic Bag Ban

Postby mattaudio » August 23rd, 2013, 9:01 am

Wouldn't it be better to get businesses to un-bundle the cost of shopping bags from the goods that are inside of them?

I'd like to hear more about why Tuthill does not want to consider the method used in Washington, DC.

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Re: Plastic Bag Ban

Postby MNdible » August 23rd, 2013, 9:20 am

Already discussed somewhat here.

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Re: Plastic Bag Ban

Postby seanrichardryan » August 23rd, 2013, 10:42 am

Q. What, what? A. In da butt.

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Re: Plastic Bag Ban

Postby ECtransplant » August 23rd, 2013, 11:07 am

I get the idea behind these bans, but won't support them because I use those plastic grocery bags as my garbage bags.

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Re: Plastic Bag Ban

Postby Steve Holt » August 23rd, 2013, 2:32 pm

Paper will still exist, and hey, you can buy garbage bags separately.

On a higher level, we are so disconnected from the consequences of our consumption and the stuff we throw away... anything that makes us think twice about it & reduce waste is a good thing, imo.

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Re: Plastic Bag Ban

Postby MNdible » August 23rd, 2013, 3:05 pm

As noted in the Tuthill thread, there is no consensus that plastic is worse for the environment than paper. In fact, there's a fair amount of evidence to the contrary.

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Re: Plastic Bag Ban

Postby Steve Holt » August 23rd, 2013, 3:20 pm

While a paper bag weighs more, I'd be willing to bet that people recycle them and a vastly greater rate, but thats besides the point....

I think the real benefit is actually in getting people to be conscious of these issues and to ultimately reduce the usage of "disposable" items like that over all. And as far as local aesthetics/environments, which Meg seems to be very much concerned with, a paper bag that blows away will start to decompose as soon as it gets wet.


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