Assault on Plastic Bags

Cui Bono? The unwarranted assault on plastic bags

a bad use for plastic bagsGod, this is right up there with the assault on the R-word!

Another group of “useful idiots” recently launched a campaign to “reduce plastic bags” in Jersey City.

What is “reduce” plastic bags anyway? Doesn’t even make sense!

Here’s a snippit from their press release: “ReUse Jersey City’s sole goal is to rid Jersey City of disposable paper and plastic bags and replace them with sustainable, reusable bags. Single use bags litter the city, cost the City money to clean and dispose of, clog storm drains, and kill marine animals. ReUse Jersey City incentivizes reusable bag usage through a free smartphone app that directs donations to local charities whenever residents forgo using a single use bag.”

(oh God, they had to drag the magic keyword “charity” into this mind-meld too, didn’t they…)

Anyway… WE ALREADY RE-USE PLASTIC BAGS EVERY FUCKING DAY!

Shoprite grocery bags are used for garbage all over the house (kitchen, office, bathrooms), and any other bags we have left are used to pick up dog poop! In fact, when checking out – I try to take 10 or 20 extra bags! (Thank you very much!)

So who benefits by using those hokey “reusable shopping bags?” I don’t know about you – but I believe this “feel good environmental bag movement” must have been covertly sponsored by companies like Glad or Hefty. Who else would benefit from the increased sales of “regular” trash bags?

Every time I see someone with one of those re-usable bags, I shake my head – wondering what else they were unfortunate enough to get duped into. (I bet I can sell a “green” bridge to one of them… haha!)

Hooray for plastic bags in Hoboken NJ

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17 Comments on "Assault on Plastic Bags"


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1 year 4 months ago

We have to fight the plastic bags over there so why don’t have to fight then over here.
Petroluem profits America’s enemies.

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animal_lover
1 year 4 months ago

I have been using the same plastic bag for fifteen years. 😛

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NYNJPA
1 year 4 months ago

Footprint. Another liberal buzzword. Carbon footprint. Environmental footprint. Bullshit footprint. What they all need is a forehead footprint. Entire generations are ruined. Not environmentally. Just mentally.

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briank
1 year 4 months ago

Can someone please translate what this means to the issue at hand?[quote comment=”223057″]Footprint. Another liberal buzzword. Carbon footprint. Environmental footprint. Bullshit footprint. What they all need is a forehead footprint. Entire generations are ruined. Not environmentally. Just mentally.[/quote]

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Sweet Thunder
1 year 4 months ago

I wholeheartedly agree with Hoboken411. Why of all things, plastic bags? They can be used over and over are so easy to compact as opposed to other things. What about plastic baby diapers which are most certainly NOT reusable? Those diapers take over 300 years to decompose, and on average a baby uses more than 2000 diapers per year! Why are there no signs around beseeching the public to use cloth diapers? This whole campaign against plastic bags is ridiculous, and in fact I wonder if it is not some movement to penalize their use (as in Texas as one commenter mentioned) so people give up and pay 5 cents for bags so all that money can disappear into the government’s change purse.

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EastCoast
1 year 4 months ago

I’ve been living in Austin the past year for work after spending my entire life in NY/NJ, and they have a plastic big ordinance here that it took me some time getting used to. Most places will only offer paper bags and if you bring your reusable bag you’ll get a 5 cent discount for each bag… Which is fine. But then other places if you forget to bring a bag cause you just ran out for something quick, places will sometimes charge you for one.. whether it’s paper or plastic. So most of the time i’ll just throw whatever i buy in my purse cause i do not want to pay for something they should just give me. So here’s to hoping this isn’t something that happens back home.