Attention Shoppers: Grocery Stores to Start Charging for Bags October 1, 2012 – BYOB – Bring Your Own Bag

This new tax is a done deal.

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3 Responses to “Attention Shoppers: Grocery Stores to Start Charging for Bags October 1, 2012 – BYOB – Bring Your Own Bag”

  1. SlideSF says:

    Tax? Really? Isn’t a tax by definition a compulsory/involuntary fee? What’s involuntary about this? If you don’t want to pay it, just bring your own bag. Simple!

    You say you have to buy your own bag, so you’re still forced to pay something? Well no, you can make a bag if you really feel you must, or carry things without a bag.

    It seems to me that what you are implying is that bags should be free and unlimited, like the air we breath, or water. Uh, wait… we pay for water don’t we? Scratch that one. Just air. And bags. Those two things should be always free.

  2. sfcitizen says:

    Yes, tax.

    I think I made your point already – if you don’t want to pay the tax, then just bring your own bag.

    And if you don’t want to pay 4% extra for Healthy San Francisco, then don’t eat at Zuni Cafe or wherever.

    I carry things out of a store all the time without a bag…

    I’m not implying nothing. Our water comes at a super high discount. If you want to change that arrangement vote to drain Hetchy Hetch this Fall…

  3. Clyde says:

    I am sure the cost of the grocery bags is already considered in the total cost of grocery items, like the grocery store utilities and workers wages. So if I am a large family or even a single person who grocery shops once every 2 weeks or so, I am more likely NOT to have tons of bags laying around to take to the grocery store.
    And while I am at it, we banned plastic bags – which many folks used reused as trash bags and many took back to the store to recycle. Now we just buy those plastic trash bags.
    I’m all for a healthier environment and I have been using my backpack as a grocery bag for years. but it just seems like we are getting a little over the top.
    What is the goal here and where does the $ go?