Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Greens Will Ask for a Total Ban on Single Use Plastic Bags

Hey, Yupette,

Just heard that the Arlington Greens will ask for a total ban on single use plastic (supermarket) bags at Saturday's County Board meeting. They think that the County Board has the authority to ban single use plastic under the authority grated to the County Board by the Commonwealth's solid waste disposal statutes.

Later,

Jeremy

13 Comments:

At 18 January, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

This County is mentally retarded when it comes to recycling supermarket plastic bags. Only the supermarkets presently recycle the bags.

 
At 18 January, 2011 , Anonymous Ted said...

The Arlington Green Party's motto should be "Ban............"

You fill in the rest.

 
At 18 January, 2011 , Anonymous fed up Democrat said...

Good for a chuckle and yawn from a County Board that will be preoccupied with awarding a big corporate welfare gift to one of its pet developers.

 
At 19 January, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it too much to ask for recycling bins for plastic supermarket bags be set up at the County's recycling drop-offs?

 
At 19 January, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The County can't even monitor the Columbia Pike at Four Mile Run recycling drop off...all sorts of junk is dumped there.

 
At 19 January, 2011 , Anonymous 22204 said...

I've called the County Manager's Office several times to complain about the junk that's dumped at the Pike recycling drop-off. Response has always been, what do you expect us to do? It really looks disgusting by Sunday evening.

 
At 19 January, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has anyone ever tested some of the construction related junk (like from home remodeling) that's dropped off there to see if it contains asbestos?

 
At 19 January, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only thing this County is responsive to anymore is the REITs, developers, developers' lawyers, proposals for more mega-development, and so on.

Oh, forgot, and sports, recreation, and entertainment wants and gimmes

 
At 19 January, 2011 , Anonymous T.Y. said...

Why do we have to go from recycling only by the supermarkets to a total ban? I would welcome the opportunity to recycle the plastic bags I drop off at Safeway at a County-operated recycling site.

 
At 19 January, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about styrofoam? Only a few fast food restaurants and the UPS Stores recycle styrofoam.

 
At 19 January, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your county needs a couple people elected to your board of supervisors who are independents or from a different political party.

 
At 19 January, 2011 , Anonymous Pikester said...

The recycling drop off point at Columbia Pike and Four Mile Run is disgusting. I don't blame County Staff from DES, they try to keep it clean. Where is the enforcement against illegal dumping?

 
At 19 January, 2011 , Anonymous Sgt. Barbara Schultz-Donnellan said...

I know nothing...nothing

 

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