Ban the Bag

Last month the City of San Francisco passed a Plastic Bag Reduction Ordinance, which bans the use of plastic shopping bags by large supermarkets. The ordinance requires these grocery stores to use either compostable bags, made from corn starch or other vegetable-based materials and containing no petroleum products, or recyclable paper bags containing a minimum of 40 percent post-consumer recycled content. San Francisco

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I am Andrew Jacob, a concerned individual, not affiliated with any group who believes in the power of one. I believe I can make a difference. I believe each of us can make a difference. Collectively we can make a huge difference. Leo Tolstoy said \"everyone wants to change the world, but no one wants to change themselves\". I believe we can all change and banning all plastic bags would be a huge step. But before the Ban, we can all refuse using plastic bags; we can take our own reusable bags, reuse existing plastic bags or ask for paper bags with recycled materials. While my focus will be on Toronto initially, this is a world wide problem, and it needs attention where ever you are. Pass the word to save the world.

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    Jim Littlefield West Coast Environmental Projects Director, Surfers' Environmental Alliance, United States

    2 years ago Comments: Single use plastic bags are a notorious source of neighborhood and community litter, they are a waste of resources, and they are well-documented as a threat to both marine and terrestrial wildlife.
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    Jamie, United States

    3 years ago Comments: -
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    Joanna Foster, Canada

    4 years ago Comments: Great inititive. Plastic bags are wasteful and unnecessary. People need to think about the future not convenience. How convenient will it be when our planet dies with everything on it.
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