A friend of mine wrote this on social media earlier this week, in re the City of Minneapolis’ proposed plasstic bag ban.
I know this is asking a lot, but I would like environmental activists to think more than one step in front of their faces. Case in point: The City of Minneapolis wants to ban the use of plastic bags in grocery stores (fortunately, the state legislature ended that, but please keep reading). Consumers would have to pay to take their groceries home in a plastic bag. At the same time, a Minneapolis sanitation ordinance says pet waste must be double bagged — in plastic!
So, we’ve taken in 2 cats who needed a loving home. And when we scoop their poop, we’re supposed to put it in a plastic bag that goes into another plastic bag before it goes into the garbage for collection by the city. But instead of re-using the plastic bags we get for free (just by virtue of buying groceries), we’re supposed to pay for the manufacture of “designated” plastic bags for pet waste? The sheer number of people who walk their dogs in the neighborhoods and city parks who are “required by city Ordinance” to pick up and dispose of their pet waste in plastic bags” is staggering.
Are you freaking kidding me??? Are you pet/environmentally friendly or not? And if you think pets are good for low-income and elderly residents who benefit from the companionship, you are penalizing them for the benefit you champion. Look past your nose!!!
We’re lucky enough that the City Limit is less than 5 minutes by car from our house. We can drive outside of Minneapolis to a suburb to shop where we are not penalized for using plastic bags.
The people further inside the city, without vehicles, are the ones being harmed by this environmental activist masturbation.
What’s that old definition of totalitarian? Everything that isn’t mandatory is banned?
PS: She also notes that while walking around one of Minneapolis’ lakes, they noticed a lot of garbage lying about. I know – Minneapolis has Socialist trash collection, how can that be, right? And so they took time out from their walking to bring gloves and (presumably) plastic, legal bags for picking it up.
Might need a lawyer to do that in Minneapolis, these days.