• Plastics fight would inconvenience Californians, not do much to help the planet

    12 days ago - By B├ęsame

    Living in California isn't easy. Energy prices, housing costs and taxes are outrageously expensive. The roads are a shambles and traffic is miserable. A perpetual man-made drought, likely power blackouts this summer, and rising homelessness and crime are diminishing our quality of life.
    If all that isn't enough, there is a swarm of smaller hassles, largely rooted in California's nearly unique fear of plastics.
    Using a store's self-checkout requires an extra step for consumers to declare if they're buying a bag or not, because handy, useful plastic bags can no longer be given out by most...
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