Memo to greens: Maybe grocery bags should be disposable for a reason

posted at 6:53 pm on August 17, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

From the Property and Environment Research Center, here’s a thought-provoking little vid about why we should all think a little more deeply about the unintended consequences of even our best intentions before we push for government fiat to make them a reality. The environmental movement in particular tends to be a big fan of forcing society to comply with what they deem to be virtuous behavior via government crackdown. The EPA is constantly justifying it’s many regulations by claiming that they’re only safeguarding the public’s health and welfare — for instance, that the costs of their clean-air regulations are trumped by the fact that they could be saving the lives of asthma-prone infants. But if saving lives is our ultimate goal, it looks like the eco-trendy set, in pushing for more plastic grocery-bag bans, may inadvertently be perpetuating a policy that could be causing a rise in food-borne illnesses. Maybe it’s actually a good idea to dispose of the materials with which we transport our raw foods — just something to think about.


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There’s another alternative. Ask for paper bags a few times, double them up, and bring them back to the grocery to bag your food. You can re-use them until they get dirty, torn or worn out, then get some new ones. I’ve been doing this for years.

Every so often I ask for the plastic bags, and I use them for garbage.

JimC on August 18, 2012 at 2:48 PM

Hard to believe that there are so many people with such strong opinions that have little knowledge of what they are talking about.

jpcpt03 on August 18, 2012 at 2:02 PM

May I ask why something so common is hard to believe?

VerbumSap on August 18, 2012 at 3:20 PM

Well put

jpcpt03 on August 18, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Green regulations are neither well intended nor unintentional, they are evil at root. They are explicitly anti-human, anti progress and anti civilization. The environmental movement would like to see nothing less than the total destruction of humanity, one regulation at a time. In short, this movement is anti human.

DC555 on August 18, 2012 at 8:04 PM

To be filed in the “Duh” cabinet.

You greenie morons just keep re-using those filthy canvas bags you make such a big deal of….I’ll throw my foodbourne bacteria away.

dipsh!ts.

Tim_CA on August 19, 2012 at 10:59 AM

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