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April 01, 2008

Taking Aim at All Those Plastic Bags

The New York Times 04.01.08Nytlogo379x64_2

By a 10-1 Board of Supervisors’ vote, San Francisco became the first major American city to ban the use of non-biodegradable plastic bags by supermarkets, drug stores and other large retailers. Yet another alternative is to sell consumers reusable bags...

“The paper versus plastics question takes us off the issue, which is consumption,” says Vincent Cobb, who offers reusable bags and containers on the Internet. “Getting into the habit of bringing your own shopping bag,” he says, “can slash this problem across the board.”

Link: Taking Aim at All Those Plastic Bags.


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