Sunday, April 13, 2008

The time has come to fight back against California

Again, California tries to make choices for businesses and consumers via legislation:

California shoppers could end up paying recycling fees if they decide to haul their groceries home in plastic bags.

Two bills scheduled to be considered tomorrow by the Assembly Natural Resources Committee would authorize fees of 15 cents or 25 cents a bag.

The idea is to discourage supermarkets and large drug stores from using plastic bags.

I can only think of one way to get around this fee and still teach California about unintended legislative consequences: Non-biodegradable, Styrofoam shopping bags. Made at environmentally unfriendly plants in China. I begin outsourcing on Monday.

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