Main | Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Paper Or Paper?

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted yesterday to ban plastic shopping bags, the first major U.S. city to do so. Mayor Gavin Newsom is expected to approve the legislation, similar to laws already enacted in many foreign cities. The ban is expected to save 450,000 gallons of oil and reduce the annual amount of landfill SF creates by 1400 tons.

Everybody's going to have to get one of those reusable canvas bags that all the hippies use, otherwise there will be a lot of groceries rolling downhill from ripped paper bags. I always reused my grocery bags as garbage bags at home, but I knew myself too well to get a canvas shopping bag, as I'd never have it on me when I needed it.

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