Why We Go Out to Eat

Trying to find a way to fit today’s topic with Two4Disney’s theme of Wining, Dining & Disney, I decided to title it “Why We Go Out to Eat.” The truth is, we’re so annoyed by this California bag law that we grocery shop less – dine out more.

The good news is we have a Fresh & Easy within walking distance so we often pick up a handful of items and skip the bag. The government enforces a 10 cent per bag charge but it’s the principle that counts. Banning plastic bags and charging for paper bags is a lame way to handle the issue of trash. But so far California and Washington State have both instituted such laws. You’d think that Oregon, the king of environmental laws, would jump on the bandwagon, too. But, I guess they’re just too smart for that. 🙂

Check out these articles:

New Plastic Bag Laws Receives Mixed Reactions in Oakland

The Trendy Drive to Ban Plastic Bags: Does It Really Help the Environment?

We find ourselves shopping less and getting by with as little as we can just to avoid this whole bag issue, because bringing your own bags is complicated and annoying and not that useful, in the long run.

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2 thoughts on “Why We Go Out to Eat

  1. Crunchy says:

    Why not just bring your own bags?

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  2. Kathy says:

    We do. The point is, this was meant to be a somewhat humorous rant, especially in light of the ineffectiveness of it as illustrated in the 2 articles. But I may delete this post – it’s off-topic and not really that humorous. 🙂

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