The plastic shopping bag and the Instacart bag are class markers in California. And the latter can’t stop working themselves into a latter trying to make shopping harder and more miserable for ordinary people.
After testimony from, among others, Veep’s Julia Dreyfuss, turned California into a “model” for America by banning plastic bags, it then turned around and made stores charge 10 cents a bag for the same bags that were now “recyclable”.
Now the lefties are trying to close that loophole.
Big retailers are breaking California law and misleading consumers by selling plastic shopping bags bearing language and symbols that falsely suggest the bags can be recycled, a state-appointed commission alleged this month.
The group has asked California to force retailers to strip these bags of the ubiquitous “chasing arrows” logo and the words “recycle” and “recyclable,” Reuters has learned. If successful, that move could make the sacks ineligible for sale at checkout counters throughout America’s most populous state. The commission also is taking aim at padded envelopes and packaging materials used for home delivery, and plastic films on some grocery items.
That would effectively make life miserable for a whole class of people on behalf of the Instacart class. It also would help spread disease because the evidence is pretty clear that reusing bags while shopping for things like eggs, meat, and fish helps breed and spread bacteria.
But from the global warming perspective, that’s a win. Fewer people is good for the planet.
And that just means a whole lot more of this.
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