Reusable bag ordinance goes into effect Tuesday in Pleasanton, but not San Ramon Comments on Stories, posted by , a resident of , on Dec 30, 2012 at 6:59 pm
Starting Jan. 1, the reusable bag ordinance is in effect which states that grocery stores, mini-marts, and other stores selling packaged food in Alameda County must provide bags made of recycled paper with a minimum charge of 10 cents per bag.
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Posted by Jim, a resident of San Ramon, on Dec 31, 2012 at 8:34 am
I have no issue with the 10% recycled content. What I have an issue with is the $0.10 per bag. You and I both know the money will go to some state agency with workers on lifetime pensions to administer. Just what we need. More cost, more pensions, more debt.
Posted by Ms. Bunny, a resident of San Ramon, on Dec 31, 2012 at 9:03 am
Long time coming and overdue...I've carried multiple recycle bags in my cars for well over a decade now and use them religiously. Just has always seemed the right thing to do. Very easy habit to adapt to...and so much healthier for the economy/sustainable living.
Posted by Dirka_Dirka, a resident of Alamo, on Jan 6, 2013 at 10:52 am
More big government and less freedome of choice, the slippy slope to a socialist America has taken hold of the stupid sheep masses. Intellectuals, or should we call them the intelligencia, legislating lives. Inch by inch they will steel your liberty and before you know it, it will be gone. Fools. Dirka, Dirka. I don't shop in Alameda county anymore. So there you go, take that to the bank fools.
Posted by Ms. Bunny, a resident of San Ramon, on Jan 8, 2013 at 8:32 am
Wow DD, calm down, we're just talking about plastic - a huge growing problem for the environment and landfills. Aren't you a little extreme believing there is an alterior motive as in conspiracy afoot? Eeegadds.
Posted by Dirka_dirka, a resident of San Ramon, on Jan 8, 2013 at 3:55 pm
Dirka dirka says, Bunny is a socialist. I love plastic and the convenience it brings with it. They are also recycleable. Dirka Dika thinks you are a Environazi. Everyone in my neighborhood is not shoping in Alameda county anymore. This stupid ordinance is just an other example of big government taking away choices. My choice,as with many others, is to shop elsewhere now. You lika too much government Bunny. I know what it is like to have government take rights away, do you?
Posted by Dirka-dirka, a resident of Alamo, on Jan 9, 2013 at 8:56 am
Dirka dirka says, ah so Madison shows his true colors. Take away rights from people who disagree with you huh? You big government types all like to get extreme when someone dissagrees with you. Dirka dirka loves the first ammendment and the fact that immature socialist big government lovers can't stand the fact that everyone has a voice and entitled to their opinion and persuit of happiness. So you only like rights for people who you agree with? Hmm, have we seen people like this elsewhere in history? Pseudo educated name callers, you just got served. Dirka dirka.
Posted by Ms. Bunny, a resident of San Ramon, on Jan 23, 2013 at 8:49 am
It's pretty clear Dirka, you brought your 'axe to grind' with you from your unfortunate socialist if not communist background when you came to this country. I suggest you consider future generations to come; the welfare of society as a whole as this land, this planet is really just "on loan" to us, and be more thoughtful that the environnment DOES need saving - from OURSELVES, to some degree...As you know? Plastic doesn't breakdown. Global warming is REAL. -And anything simple any of us can do to make the future brighter for others if not save it? Is? I would submit? The American way...
Methinks if you can't embrace America and our needs? Then you need to jump back on that boat that brought you here. Pretty simple.