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Statewide Plastic Bag Ban

The California state legislature is going to make my job harder at the retail store I work at. Plastic bags might be banned statewide due to Assemblywoman Julia Brownley’s AB 298. This is going to make trips to any store a challenge. People are concerned about plastic bags and their 500 years to biodegrade, but the problem is local cities make it hard as possible to recycle them. If we could put our plastic bags in the blue bins in our city recycling containers or have partnerships with recycling centers to have it possible to bring in your plastic bags to be reused then maybe we can have our plastic bags for the time being.

The plastic bag industry may be right on one aspect, lets try recycling first before banning the bag. Plastic bags are convinent, require less energy to produce than paper bags and will least likely give off bacteria due to people not washing their cloth bags as needed.

Call your state legislator and tell them to consider recycling of plastic bags instead of banning the plastic bag.

NEWS

A letter to the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin about local bus service is going to be published in the next few days.

Our local transit agencies are suffering due to the economy where sales tax revenue and general revenue from local and state government is becoming non-existent. Reading the Daily Bulletin about how Foothill Transit and Omnitrans are going to cut service does strike fear in the individuals dependent on the services these organizations provide to help people get to work, shop or do other activities important to them.

I thought our eco-friendly Governor and state legislature care deeply about the environment where they do not want riders to end up giving up the bus system and clogging our local streets and highways with their cars and trucks.

If you want to help keep your routes alive, the general public will need to be encouraged to patronize their favorite routes so they can be kept for another day. If you do not ride it, they will not provide it.

When it is officially published I will provide a link to the letter.