Monday, June 7, 2010

Thinking Green

Thinking Green is hosted by Michelle, at Random Woods - the Road Less Traveled. She's looking for good news these days. If you've heard some really good news concerning our world and ways we can help to keep it green, why not share them with us. Make us all feel a little better despite things like the infamous oil spill.

The good news I've heard recently is that the State of California has a bill which has
already passed their State Assembly by 41-27 on June 3rd. The governor is all set to sign it. All that remains is for the State Senate to pass the bill, and it looks as if they will. This bill will eliminate all single use plastic bags. This is super good news. It isn't just old plastic bags ending up in our landfills. They have become a very serious problem when whales and many other forms of wild life swallow them and die as a result. As you can imagine, California is particularly concerned with this, being a coastal state.

Individual cities have passed such laws in the past, but this is the first statewide bill. Wouldn't it be great if we could see every state pass such a law?

Photo from MBA Sea Notes blog.


Daryl said...

I think this should be done everywhere .. I always carry a fold up tote bag with me .. and it gets me 15 cents off at Zabars ....

Dianne said...

I'd love to see it passed everywhere!
I still can't believe how many people don't use the cloth bags
they cost a dollar and Stop N' Shop gives you 5 cents back per bag per visit
How freaking stupid do you have to be to not use them

blah said...

robert reich is suggesting that the president should order BP to establish a $5 billion clean-up fund, and immediately put america’s army of unemployed young people to work saving the gulf coast.

i think that's a good idea, and actually, it's one i thought up myself this week. he must have heard me talking about a new wpa.

Rambling Woods said...

Now that is some good news Bobbie..

Ms. Becky said...

I see those things caught and hanging from tree branches all over the city. everywhere, really. this is a nice tribute to your friend and I'm glad you're bringing it back. wishing you a happy week ahead Michelle. take good care now.

Caron said...

I'm glad you're bringing this back. I can't see any reason why this shouldn't be a law everywhere. I make people at stores consolidate when I do forget my bags. And I recycle all the bags.