Make a note of today’s new ordinance to Los Angeles County. Starting January 2014, any large store selling perishable foods may no longer use plastic bags. For the smaller stores, the ban starts July 14th. With that said, where’s the company that’s going to create designer shopping bags? What if you can’t afford to buy bags for your groceries?
The new county-wide ordinance is a step in the right direction, of course. Saving the ocean from floating plastic that ocean wildlife mistake for edible jellyfish is a good thing.
This quick post is in reference to an article I read on Environment California by Nathan Weaver. It states,
“This important step forward for Los Angeles shows once again that we can achieve lasting victories for ocean and environmental health,” said Nathan Weaver with Environment California. “Banning plastic bags is the right choice to protect our rivers, beaches, and the Pacific Ocean. With one in three Californians living somewhere with a plastic bag ban, It’s only a matter of time until California bans plastic bags statewide.”
Currently there are more than 75 local California governments that ban plastic bags already. I don’t see why Sacramento doesn’t just write up an ordinance for the entire state since it’s a majority already.
There are still two questions to be answered:
Where’s the company that’s going to create designer shopping bags? I’m up for creating the company. Anyone out there with fairly deep pockets, let me know. I can start tomorrow.
What if you can’t afford to buy bags for your groceries? I think this is an interesting question. We all know there are families and people out there where their money is better spent on Milk or water, than a bag to carry it. Maybe we’ll start seeing people bringing their luggage to the supermarkets.