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Pleasanton Plastic Bags (again)
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on Mar 9, 2012
I continue to think about all of the plastic bags we currently receive from merchants of varying sources - every time it raises yet another question in my mind. The latest: Plastic produce bags. Will we be required to bring our own plastic bags to Safeway or Gene's when we buy produce? If not, will we be charged for produce bags? I think the bottom line here is that we all use (and reuse) our bags, plastic or otherwise. There are some things that a reusable bag is simply NOT suitable for (pet droppings, recyclable food waste/scraps, etc.). If the City Council's intent, in all their infinite wisdom, was to keep bags out of land fill, they did not think through the realities (you know, real life) very well. If Pleasanton citizens need bags for things, guess what - we will find them - purchased or otherwise. We will use them for what we need and then, guess what again...they will end up back in the trash cans (recyclable or otherwise). What next? checking us at the city entrances to make sure we aren't brining in "bag contraband"? If this actually goes through, I plan on finding an on-line source that sells the bags I need, order them in bulk and go on about my business of using and recycling. Mission accomplished. Can you say the same Mayor Hosterman?