23 July 2008

Getting rid of "witches knickers"

One of the first items in TYWKIWDBI was a rant about "witches knickers" (plastic shopping bags in trees), with a comment that our personal household is virtually plastic bag-free and an encouragement to others to do the same.

In February I noted the campaign in Ireland to get rid of plastic shopping bags, and in May a small European village banned the bags. Now it appears that California, which in 2006 prohibited municipalities from imposing fees on plastic bag use, may be moving the other way. San Francisco has banned plastic bags, and now the city of Los Angeles has announced that it will ban all plastic bags from all retail stores - although not until July of 2010.

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