The grocery stores were initially against the plastic bag ban UNTIL they were offered 10 cents per bag in a dirty backroom deal. ALL of that money goes to the grocery stores. It is rumored that the grocery employee union negotiated a slice of the pie too. It is estimated that grocery stores across California are earning 440 million per year in profit from the 10 cent per bag tax, and extra profit from selling reusable and even reusable PLASTIC bags!
Think that plastic is bad for the environment? Plastic bags are actually made from a derivative of natural gas. Plastic bags are made out of polyethylene. In the United States, ethylene is made of ethane which is a waste by-product obtained from natural gas refining. Domestically produced plastic bags are not made out of oil.
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