There’s a reason we have an “only in California” tag, people:
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 am so very tired of this “saving us from ourselves” legislation. And I’m even more tired of the complacency with which it is accepted. There are those who will nod knowingly and pat themselves on the back self-righteously, for they always carry canvas shopper bags, or use paper bags. “That’ll teach those bad old non-recyclers,” they’ll think.
Of course, the ludicrousness of attempting to legislate a change in behavior will escape these people completely. As will yet another piece of their personal liberty excised by idiot legislation. They’ll never even miss it, I’m sure.