"the added strain of congestion and limited parking that would be created by the projects" . What? What? What? This is smack dab in the middle of tourist mecca. Its ground zero for visiting Buckeyes. There is never any parking now, so who cares. It can not possibly be any more congested than it is now. The 1/2 floor, is it for shorter guests? Lets pack a few more of them in there because ...... #1!!!!
GOOD POINT! Public Corruption Vowed Perjury or Patriotic Professionalism?
I vote NO MASONS IN GOVERNMENT. The vows they've sworn to subvert our civil institutions for personal financial gain swells our landfills, and chokes their chickens. Don't even get me started on the shrine club stench....
"unlawful, arbitrary, and capricious, contrary to the applicable city ordinances, and beyond the powers of the BZA,"...So the Board of Zoning Appeals went beyond their powers to grant a zoning variance? Give me a break, a real estate broker and developer like Tyrone Hanlan (with Hanlan Consulting a Development; aka 241-243 East Bay Holdings LLC) should know that is exactly the purpose of the BZA. First, please do a better job at reporting, Charleston City Paper. Second, this "not in my backyard)ism needs to stop.
Good article! A couple of points here. Novolex has a whole line of products, not just plastic bags. For all we know, if plastic bags were to be eliminated it may only cost them one job if it is all automated. We need to tour the plant to get the facts on this. I just don't buy the fact that elimination of plastic bags will shut down the company. They have many product lines.
Also, when the cashier uses a plastic bag they only put 2 or 3 items at most in the plastic bags. With canvas or reusable bags or paper, it seems they can pack in 10 to 12 items. So if the plastic cost 3 cents and the paper cost 10 cents, the cost works out the same.
And yes, there are many, many issues we need to solve on the planet, but let's start somewhere. Plastic bags are not necessary and we did fine without them before they were introduced in the late 70's.
Remember, McDonalds and Burger King and all used to use Styrofoam and plastic? They switched about 20 years ago. Did it put them out of business.
No one likes change but we need to change. We are doing way too much harm to our sea creatures and humans and our planet. Let's clean up our act.
"let's ban the plastic 6 pack rings!"
lets ban the plastic 6 pack rings!
We use our own bags so we don't have to use paper or fucking plastic.
I had a reply going to you, but it might make a better column than reply.
At the very least, can you provide some link to the historical context instead of just your recollection?
Yes there are more important issues, but it's also a good idea not to look over the seemingly small ones like this. Paper and plastic mills are a huge part of the issue that I'd like to hear more about, but this is just a brief article, not an essay.
Being able to recycle them from home like we do paper and plastic would encourage the consumer to be more thoughtful. Also, awareness of issues is the first step.
It's pretty easy to use my cotton net bags that I got on eBay pretty cheaply. Once I forced the habit (to stop forgetting them) it's no big deal. The cashiers don't love them, but I don't mind helping bag because I'm not lazy.
"Without healthy oceans and clean air other issues will be irrelevant. Human kind will cease to exist, so these are the issues we can control and should deal with first and foremost."
and the planet continues and evolves with or without us
Without healthy oceans and clean air other issues will be irrelevant. Human kind will cease to exist, so these are the issues we can control and should deal with first and foremost.
"Seriously with all the terrible shit going on in the world this is the cause du juor!!?? Paper or plastic? "
Seriously! Because some people are capable of dealing with two issues at a time
This is hard. I'm into recycling. I planted trees on my little property I have. I wish more people would do it. I recycle in my neighborhood. I try and use a bag when I shop. But I use the plastic bags for my dogs poop. Also for my small garbage bin in the bathroom. It would be great to make the plastic bags out of recycled material. They do make recycled poop bags. But they are expensive:(
Seriously with all the terrible shit going on in the world this is the cause du juor!!??
Paper or plastic?
Don't like em ? don't use em! Like em? Don't toss em.
Political unrest, terrorist activity, homeless people, hate mongerers, economic turmoil....
paper versus plastic ? really??
"How can you have a paper vs plastic comparison without considering the relative impact of paper and plastic mills?"
because our job here is to demonize plastic, not paper
Stupid article. How can you have a paper vs plastic comparison without considering the relative impact of paper and plastic mills?
No, that was the"save a tree" movement, probably a bit before your time Mat, one of the first environmental activist groups back in the 70s
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