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. 🙂
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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.