Editor: Re: “Unintended Consequences.” Last week’s partially plagiarized “Letter to the Editor, Feb. 8,” linking reusable bags to higher foodborne illness can be found in its original form at: www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2013/02/put-a-bag-over-it.php The study mentioned in last week’s letter has been harshly criticized by peers, as it was an industry requested and funded report. (You get what […]
Tag: "plastic bag ban"
ZeroTrash.org, the community clean-up movement, hosts its 62nd consecutive First Saturday clean-up on Jan. 5, from 10 a.m. to noon. In Laguna, volunteers report in at any of five locations to pick up street and beach trash and receive merchandise discounts for their community service. All collected materials are put in bins provided by partner Waste […]
Laguna Beach Tote Company will begin selling their handmade totes and aprons at the Farmers Market on Saturday, Sept. 15, a once a month event to benefit the the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach. The 100 % canvas cotton totes are designed by locals Doug and Barb Bowler for over the shoulder comfort […]
Editor, We’ve made some excellent progress lately. The city has passed the plastic bag ban, which is very good news, even if it will take a year to enact. I would suggest that the next things to be considered for a city ban would be helium balloons, which I find littering the beaches and countryside everywhere I go, and children’s plastic beach toys, which […]
BYOB Gets New Definition At most local grocery stores, customers who bring in their own bags are still the odd-man-out. But a decision by the California Supreme Court earlier this month that upholds Manhattan Beach’s ban on plastic bags could require shoppers in Laguna to bring their own bag. “We’re moving ahead to ban plastic […]
The city started rolling out the green carpet last week but has yet to hammer in any nails. In a City Council agenda heavy on ecologically friendly issues, the council passed a resolution to ban the use of plastic grocery bags, pending the outcome of a lawsuit over a similar ban in Manhattan Beach. […]