PRC To Now Ban Plastic Bags Used To Protect Produce And Meat

It’s always something with these loons in the People’s Republik Of California

California banning another popular plastic bag from all grocery stores

California is phasing out the single-use plastic bags commonly used to protect produce and meats from being damaged or contaminating other foods in a shopper’s cart.

“It helps consumers be a lot more educated about which products that claim compostability are actually compostable,” Legislative Director at Californians Against Waste Nicole Kurian told KGO last week. “[It] helps them collect their organics, so this is a win-win bill on multiple different sides.”

Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom signed the bill into law at the end of September, which will require grocery stores across the state to phase out the small bags, typically found on produce and meat aisles in grocery stores, by Jan. 1, 2025.

California is the first state in the nation to phase out such bags, according to The Seattle Times. The traditional bags will be replaced with recycled paper bags or bags that are compostable.

Well, this should go swimmingly, right? Using paper will work wonders for meats, right?

“This kind of plastic film is not recyclable. It’s a contaminant in almost any bin you put it into,” said Nick Lapis, director of advocacy for Californians Against Waste, told The Seattle Times.

“It flies around landfills and flies out of trucks. It gets stuck on gears at recycling facilities. And it contaminates compost. It’s a problematic product we want to get rid of.”

On that, I’ll agree. But, perhaps we should look for better methods. Maybe talk with the professionals to come up with a good solution before just banning things. Oh, he, when will they ban single use bottles?

The bill was opposed by the California Grocers Association, which sent a letter to the bill’s author, state Sen. Susan Talamantes Eggman, requesting grocery stores have until 2025 to switch to compostable bags instead of an original 2023 timeline. The request was granted.

That would have made sense, listening to the professionals, but, hey, keep dumping the solar panels in landfills.

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11 Responses to “PRC To Now Ban Plastic Bags Used To Protect Produce And Meat”

  1. Dana says:

    Mrs Pico and I stopped at Kroger yesterday, and she picked up a package of chicken thighs, which she immediately placed in one of those single use bags, because there was leaked fluid from another package on it. She then used the hand sanitizer which was provided right beside that refrigerated display to clean her hands.

    I was somewhat surprised, in that I would have expected her to look for a different package, one completely clean on the outside, but perhaps she did, saw none, and simply took the one she had. She was tired from a 23-hour flight ordeal, with a delayed plane, missed connection, and lost luggage!

    • L.G.Brandon!, L.G.Brandon! says:

      Too much info. Now you’re just looking for dowd or H to name you a wife abuser for not doing your own shopping when she was tired. Tisk,tisk.


  2. H says:

    Maybe Teach us not old enough to remember butcher paper or waxed paper

    • Down on the Corner says:

      Maybe Teach us not old enough to remember butcher paper or waxed paper

      So you are perfectly willing to kill trees to save the planet. Got it.


      • Down on the Corner says:

        Nearly 4 billion trees worldwide are cut down each year for paper.


  3. Professor Hale says:

    Lots of places in the third world don’t use any sort of wrapping on raw meats at all. We can just keep turning back the progress clock here too. It’s only a matter of time before they do away with the foam plates meat comes on. And those little blood diapers. And all that plastic wrap that goes over the meat. All of that is “single use plastic packaging”.

    If Californians just ate less meat, none of that packaging would be relevant.

    What packaging does Tofu come in? Seriously, I don’t know. Never seen it myself.

  4. Down on the Corner says:

    New Zealand announced Tuesday a proposal to tax greenhouse gases farm animals produce, including burping and peeing, as part of its efforts to address climate change

    New Zealand and Australia are very green lunatics. They will have their populace eating BUGS in 20 years. At least they will have irradicated Sheep and cows from their country.


  5. Down on the Corner says:

    Intel to cut thousands of jobs as PC demand slows: report
    PC sales fell 15% in the third quarter from a year ago and Intel has already warned about reduced 2022 sales

    Half of US companies preparing to cut jobs, survey shows
    Majority of US companies implementing hiring freezes as economic outlook darkens

    How many quarters of negative growth? NPR…. U.S. economy just had a 2nd quarter of negative growth. Is it in a recession?

    Definition of a recession? a period of temporary economic decline during which trade and industrial activity are reduced, generally identified by a fall in GDP in two successive quarters:

    BIDEN and the DEMOCRATS DEFINITION OF A RECESSION? Instead of admitting the economy is shrinking, Team Biden touts a test indicating that a recession is not underway unless “the three-month moving average of the unemployment rate rises by at least half a percentage point (50 basis points) relative to its lowest point in the previous 12 months.”

    An economic SHELL GAME.

    Vote GOP if you want your country to survive 2 more years of this insanity!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    We should always be wary of change!! They want to take away our polyethylene (PE) bags! Although PE is recyclable, the bags are rarely if ever recycled. PE is not compostable, stable for hundreds if not a thousand years.

    According to the Environmental Protection Agency (DEEP STATE alert!!), 4.2 million tons of plastic bags, sacks and wraps were produced in 2018, with only 0.42 million tons, or 10% percent, recycled. More than 70% of unrecycled plastics went straight to landfills.

    There are bio-based plastics too, such as polylactic acid (PLA), which is used to make food packaging, compost bags and disposable tableware.

    It’s our understanding that states are the laboratories of democracy and California is a state. For reasons difficult to understand, California is our most populous state with some 40 million residents. California had more Trump voters in 2020 than any other state, including Texas and Florida!

    We understand the winger hatred of any government mandated limit, but occasionally gov’ts need to limit access to products/items harmful to either individuals or society. And we have to take scale into account. If one lives in rural KY it may not be TOO harmful to dump your spent motor oil in a pit dug in the woods, but in cities with thousands of oil changes in a week dumping is a problem. In rural MO, if you still use a 55 gal drum as a burn barrel, the environmental impact of burning PE bags or PVC films is slight. But if every one of the over 100 million households did that (as they used to) we would see a cumulative effect on air quality.

    Communist/Nazi/Fascist Warmists are trying to take us back to the ages when plastic bags were not available.

    Next, they’ll come for our PVC films! No more GladWrap!!

    • drowningpuppies says:

      Like Brandon again Rimjob mumbling, stumbling, rambling without making any kind of sensible argument.
      It’s like he can’t help himself.

      Bwaha! Lolgf

    • alanstorm says:

      Although PE is recyclable, the bags are rarely if ever recycled.

      Hmmm…. I recycle mine, and I’m not an enviro-lunatic.

      Why aren’t the reliably green voters of CA* recycling their bags?

      Why should other people change in order to accommodate the ones who hate the planet (IOW, liberals)?

      *Who still drive 1 to a car for the most part.

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