Ban the Bag Daly City
Daly City, City Hall 333 90th Street, Daly City, CA Monday, February 14, 2011 Time: 7:30pm, please arrive 30 mins prior (650) 991-8000 If you can join us, please let us know. Click here to send us and email with "Yes I can attend the hearing in Daly City and support the plastic bag ban".
Join us in Daly City
Come join us in Daly city, city hall in support of banning plastic bags. Daly City has heard from opponents of banning the plastic bag but now it's time they heard from you! If you support this issue we need you at the hearing! The plastic bag industry has been actively writing letters and calling council members telling them not to ban the bag. Now it's our turn to be heard. Project GreenBag will be there, will you? email us and let us know if you can come and support: firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Plastic Bag Ban
Daly City councilman David Canepa’s proposal would ban plastic bags at stores that are larger than 10,000 sq. ft. He planned to introduce his bag ban proposal on Feb. 14.
Canepa has indicated he is also considering a 10-cent fee for paper bags. He was thinking about asking other Peninsula cities to share the cost of an environmental impact report on plastic bags for the region. Canepa suggested it wasn’t uncommon to see plastic bags littering streets and in storm water drains.
“Taxpayers should not be responsible for paying for the cleanup of plastic bags, nor should the environment suffer,” he declared. “Those plastic bags which people use, they get caught in our storm water drains and then filter out into the Pacific Ocean.”
Save the Plastic Bag Coalition attorney Stephen Joseph countered that Daly City needed to do an environmental impact report before any potential ban. He pointed to San Francisco, which didn’t do a study and is now paying the price. Stephen Joseph, an attorney with the coalition, says the group would sue Daly City if it passed the ban without an environmental impact report.
“No fee was put on paper bags because there had been no study of the issue. And now San Francisco has become the paper bag capitol of America, which is terrible for the environment,” he countered. “So the question is, are paper bags better for the environment than the plastic bags or are they worse for the environment? And the answer is they’re worse for the environment.”