Tuesday, March 27, 2007

no paper, no plastic

San Francisco's Board of Supervisors voted 10-1 to prohibit petroleum-based plastic checkout bags at large markets and pharmacies and mandated the use of biodegradable plastic and recyclable paper bags in their place.

This is step forward for San Francisco. Would Chicago consider such a move? I hope so, if Mayor Daley is at all serious about making the city greener and more eco-friendly.


Anonymous said...


...Craig Noble, a spokesman for the Natural Resources Defense Council, said it would be disappointing if grocers rejected the biodegradable plastic bag option, since more trees would have to be cut down if paper bag use increases....

Got that? A green ordiance may increase the use of paper bags!

Fargo said...

An ironic twist, yes.