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Woodside agrees to plastic-bag ban concept

Original post made on Mar 7, 2012

The Town Council in Woodside has agreed in principle to join a countywide initiative now in the works that would ban the flimsy "single-use" plastic bags at retail check-out counters.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, March 7, 2012, 11:15 AM

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Posted by POGO
a resident of Woodside: other
on Mar 7, 2012 at 12:15 pm

Utopia is just a reusable bag away.

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a resident of another community
on Mar 7, 2012 at 12:59 pm

What a wondrous sacrifice and not having to find yet another floating plastic bag mess that was discovered in the ocean shown on CBS Sunday which apparently is as vast as the state of Texas.
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a resident of another community
on Mar 7, 2012 at 1:04 pm

Before anyone dismisses the above or has it removed, I found it today in Forbes online.............not some tabloid.

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Posted by Michelle Daher
a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on Mar 7, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Article failed to mention that the City of East Palo Alto also joined this effort on February 21, 2012.

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Posted by Some Guy
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Mar 7, 2012 at 4:04 pm

Ahh, the great pacific garbage patch.
How do you know it actually exists? Cause you saw a photo of some guy rowing a boat through a bunch of crap in the water?
Evidently, you can't see it in satellite photos because "Despite its size and density, the patch is not visible from satellite photography, since it consists primarily of suspended particulates in the upper water column." (From Wikipedia).
Yet it's not to hard to find pictures like this attached to it: Web Link

I'm sorry, but the scene in that picture, is visible from space. It just is. Browse google earth, it is visible from space.

I know, I know, the satellite images have a higher resolution for land, they don't use as high of resolution for oceans. If it's the size of Texas, you shouldn't need really high resolution. You should be able to see some weird coloration at least. Or, why hasn't any new, higher resolution images been produced?

So, does it actually exist? Or is it propaganda?

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Posted by gunste
a resident of Portola Valley: Ladera
on Mar 7, 2012 at 4:15 pm

The plastic bag ban is required because a lot of people are very irresponsible with them. We use them for garbage can liners and recycle to excess. - In the absence of plastic bags from stores, which we get when we have more than the reusable can hold, we shall have to buy plastic bags for use in the garbage can.
The ban will not discipline irresponsible user who clutterup the environment.

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Posted by Local Neighbor
a resident of another community
on Mar 7, 2012 at 4:41 pm

An article in the Cupertino Courier explains the dangers of banning plastic bags: Web Link

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Posted by R.GORDON
a resident of another community
on Mar 11, 2012 at 1:26 pm

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Posted by Menlo Voter
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Mar 11, 2012 at 6:54 pm

Mr. Gordon:

you clearly do not understand the cause of tsunamis if you think garbage settling to the ocean floor is a cause.

Oh, and editor, once again R Gordon posts under the pseudonym "realitybites."

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Posted by R.Gordon
a resident of another community
on Mar 12, 2012 at 9:58 am

If the editor did not remove every web link of mine, Menlo Bowler might get an idea how they relate to tsunamis and the Japanese earthquake just might have something to do with your total absence of credulity.
TO THE EDITOR.........How will we know if Woodside abides by the ruling of no plastic bags? They do tend to violate a lot of rules as it is. I will be happy to list them for you.

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