March 28, 2007
Looking for an environmentally safe way to bring home your spotted owl steaks and baby seal sausages? Once again the hometown of speaker Nancy Pelosi has the answer.
"SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - City leaders approved a ban on plastic grocery bags after weeks of lobbying on both sides from environmentalists and a supermarket trade group. If Mayor Gavin Newsom signs the ban as expected, San Francisco would be the first U.S. city to adopt such a rule. The law, passed by a 10-1 vote, requires large markets and drug stores to give customers only a choice among bags made of paper that can be recycled, plastic that breaks down easily enough to be made into compost, or reusable cloth. San Francisco supervisors and supporters said that by banning the petroleum-based sacks, blamed for littering streets and choking marine life, the measure would go a long way toward helping the city earn its green stripes."
Apparently this has been a real source of worry for those who lean green . . .
"The new breed of bags "offers consumers a way out of a false choice, a way out of the paper or plastic dilemma," Noble said."