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Aug 5, 2018 20:17:34   #
Hal81 Loc: Bucks County, Pa.
 
There are no goofy laws in our old town. In fact our McDonals even has fallen arches.

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Aug 5, 2018 20:37:01   #
tbsteph
 
FrankR wrote:
Agreed!


We got plastic bags because these same people banned paper bags (Which are biodegradable and come from a renewable resource.). FWIW, I am not a fan of plastic bags - just an observation.

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Aug 5, 2018 21:01:43   #
htbrown Loc: San Francisco
 
tbsteph wrote:
We got plastic bags because these same people banned paper bags (Which are biodegradable and come from a renewable resource.). FWIW, I am not a fan of plastic bags - just an observation.


In California, at least, paper bags were never banned. At my grocery, you could always ask for either. Retailers liked plastic bags because a) they were cheaper (and they were giving them away) and b) a thousand plastic bags take up a lot less space than a thousand paper bags.

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Aug 5, 2018 21:29:45   #
MTG44 Loc: Corryton, Tennessee
 
In Tennessee it is illegal to put an ice cream cone in your front pocket. Read that when I moved here a long time ago.

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Aug 5, 2018 21:31:31   #
JohnSwanda Loc: San Francisco
 
htbrown wrote:
In California, at least, paper bags were never banned. At my grocery, you could always ask for either. Retailers liked plastic bags because a) they were cheaper (and they were giving them away) and b) a thousand plastic bags take up a lot less space than a thousand paper bags.


But, as per my post above, the old flimsy single-use plastic bags have been banned in California in favor of thicker, reusable and recyclable plastic bags.

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Aug 5, 2018 21:42:56   #
JamesCurran Loc: Bloomfield, NJ
 
tbsteph wrote:
We got plastic bags because these same people banned paper bags (Which are biodegradable and come from a renewable resource.). FWIW, I am not a fan of plastic bags - just an observation.


tut-tut-tut.... LIberal weren't behind the plastic bags. It was the stores. There are much cheaper. The stores' reasoning was clearly demonstrated by a TV report I saw once: The reporter held up a bundle (in her hand), and said: "This is 10,000 plastic bags". Then she showed a fork-lift holding up a pallet load. "And this is 10,000 paper bags"


Also, the way we pack our landfills these days (covering with clay every night to keep the smell down), they are essentially vacuum sealed. NOTHING biodegrades in them. Researchers have dug up 20-year-old landfills and found yellow banana peels.

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Aug 5, 2018 21:43:42   #
Diocletian
 
Toby wrote:
That's because it is illegal to make things up in Ohio



But OK in Washington D C....

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Aug 5, 2018 22:26:25   #
jdub82 Loc: California
 
JohnSwanda wrote:
But, as per my post above, the old flimsy single-use plastic bags have been banned in California in favor of thicker, reusable and recyclable plastic bags.


Plastic Straws are next. Several California cities have banned them, and it will likely soon become the law statewide. Biodegradable straws will be the only option.

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Aug 6, 2018 10:03:02   #
tbsteph
 
JamesCurran wrote:
tut-tut-tut.... LIberal weren't behind the plastic bags. It was the stores. There are much cheaper. The stores' reasoning was clearly demonstrated by a TV report I saw once: The reporter held up a bundle (in her hand), and said: "This is 10,000 plastic bags". Then she showed a fork-lift holding up a pallet load. "And this is 10,000 paper bags"


Also, the way we pack our landfills these days (covering with clay every night to keep the smell down), they are essentially vacuum sealed. NOTHING biodegrades in them. Researchers have dug up 20-year-old landfills and found yellow banana peels.
tut-tut-tut.... LIberal weren't behind the plastic... (show quote)


Tut-tut-tut: Environmentalists were a strong backer of replacing paper bags with plastic. There stated reasoning was to "save" a tree. No argument that stores moved to plastic, at least in part, due to lower cost.

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Aug 6, 2018 22:51:23   #
wideangle Loc: Wisconsin
 
It is illegal to carry an ice cream cone in your back pocket in Kentucky.

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Aug 7, 2018 07:23:20   #
Nikonnorm Loc: East Gwillimbury Ont.
 
It is illegal to drag a dead horse down Yonge Street in Toronto.

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Aug 7, 2018 23:57:51   #
wideangle Loc: Wisconsin
 
And I believe that this "saving a tree" theory costs California yearly with deadly forest fires, because they refused to "farm" trees to use, thus thinning the forest and letting new growth take parts of the land that now have full growth, thus allowing fires to spread across huge acreages.

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Aug 8, 2018 08:51:43   #
pendennis
 
wideangle wrote:
And I believe that this "saving a tree" theory costs California yearly with deadly forest fires, because they refused to "farm" trees to use, thus thinning the forest and letting new growth take parts of the land that now have full growth, thus allowing fires to spread across huge acreages.


I saw a story on TV which stated that a 6-inch diameter pine tree used 50 gallons of water per day. With the huge number of uncut trees, it's no wonder there are dry soil conditions in those over-forested areas.

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Aug 8, 2018 12:07:15   #
charles tabb Loc: Richmond VA.
 
wideangle wrote:
And I believe that this "saving a tree" theory costs California yearly with deadly forest fires, because they refused to "farm" trees to use, thus thinning the forest and letting new growth take parts of the land that now have full growth, thus allowing fires to spread across huge acreages.




I keep wondering why they don't remove trees each year to create Fire Breaks for when forest fires do break out.

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Aug 8, 2018 12:17:04   #
pendennis
 
charles tabb wrote:
I keep wondering why they don't remove trees each year to create Fire Breaks for when forest fires do break out.


The realists have been in favor of this for years. The simple fact, is that the "greens" don't want anything that upsets the "natural" foliage. Clearing out the brush and small trees would go a long way toward preventing the spread of wildfires to homes. The foresters have been ignored in favor of the idiocy of "nature lovers".

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