Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Bigger Bag Theory

San Francisco Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi is moving to greatly expand the city's drive to get rid of disposable bags.

The champion of the ban on plastic grocery bags has submitted legislation calling on all retail outlets - including places like Safeway and Macy's - to charge 10 cents per paper bag. He wants more people to bring their own bags, cutting down on the use of both paper and plastic.

Just one thing: Grocery stores don't bag up until after you pay. So how are they going to know how many bags to charge you for?

"They just will," said Mirkarimi, after pondering the matter.

"They just will."

Posted by Steve Sinai

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