Single use bags?
• Remember to bring?
• Forgot mine?
• Always have one?
Answer - the Chico Bag
|Holiday promotion page from Chico Bag site|
(no - I do not work for Chico Bag)
As many readers may know, banning "single-use bags" is the latest trend. Seattle City Council just voted to ban them UNANIMOUSLY. Edmonds, Mukilteo and Bellingham have also banned them.
We've all seen photos or heard the stories about innocent wildlife dying or seriously threatened by the "single use plastic bags" which are so numerous they are almost uncountable.
People for Puget Sound and many other groups have championed the ban passed in Seattle and other local cities.
Well, many of us face the problem of getting to the store check out or hopping out of our vehicle and
"Doh! Forgot my bag, DARN!"
I have many, many (dozens) of beautiful reusable bags, in my broom closet and all over my office and full of books and papers. It seems like you pick one up every time you attend a public meeting! For FREE!
|My broom closet FULL of beautiful, reusable bags!|
So, I always have it with me, and virtually never have to resort to a single use plastic bag. (I know I'm not that virtuous, but this really works!!!) Try one! They are cheap, handy, durable, hold a lot of groceries, and small when curled up in their little pouch. And they are CUTE!
So now Shoreline - How about it? A few years ago, several of us on the City Council suggested trying it. We were told by staff, we should wait till Seattle does it so as not to penalize our small businesses. So NOW Seattle, Edmonds, Mukilteo, and Bellingham have done it.
Yesterday, Shoreline/LFP PATCH Blog did an informal poll. Banning the bags is now at 57%. Granted it's not a scientific poll, but there does seem to be support for the idea.
Here is the recent press release on the "Bag Ban" passed by Seattle City Council from