Los Angeles Bans Grocery Bags

Ecototalitarianism is beyond control in California. As the last sane residents struggle to escape, Los Angeles has now banned plastic grocery bags:

Enacting one of the nation’s most aggressive environmental measures, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to ban plastic grocery bags in unincorporated areas of the county. …

The ban, which will cover nearly 1.1 million residents countywide, is to the point: “No store shall provide to any customer a plastic carryout bag.” … If grocers choose to offer paper bags, they must sell them for 10 cents each, according to the ordinance.

Many people collect the plastic bags for a number of purposes: to use as lunch bags or wastebasket liners, to clean up after dogs, et cetera. Like anyone foolhardy enough to try running a business in California, they’re out of luck.

In the race toward absolute repression of all economic activity, this gives La-La Land a leg up on San Fransicko:

San Francisco’s ban, which passed three years ago, is less restrictive because it still permits grocers to offer bioplastic bags made from corn starch, which are imperfect because they also do not degrade in the ocean, Gold said. Bans in San Francisco and Malibu also do not add a surcharge on paper bags, Gold said, which does not give consumers an incentive to switch to reusable cloth bags.

However, the liberal fascists running San Franfreakshow are sure to retake the lead soon. Maybe they’ll ban cups or shoelaces, or perhaps the color orange. Who knows what our liberal rulers will see fit to take away from us next?

On tips from Ianto and Oiao. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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