The Los Angeles Times reported on Wednesday that the city council is weighing a ban on both plastic and paper grocery bags, a move that will force grocery shoppers to use reusable bags.
And what might be the harvest of this green campaign? Here in the Dunphy house we have an idea.
The city where the Divine Mrs. Dunphy and I do much of our grocery shopping has already banned the use of plastic bags. Fine, we’ll take the paper ones, which, lest we be branded as enviro-felons, we use to sort our recyclables.
Now, at the insistence of the same city, our grocery store is charging ten cents for each paper bag. Every dime counts for a cop on a budget, so we bought some of those reusable bags the local lefty-greens have been toting around for some time. But now we no longer have the paper bags for our recyclables, so from now on all our trash – plastic, glass, newspapers, the lot of it – goes into the same bin, and the hell with it.