Ban bans on plastic bag

05/21/2014 11:05 AM

05/22/2014 9:07 AM

Re "Ban single-use plastic bags; they need to go" (Forum, May 18): I know for some people, 10 cents isn't much, but I'm a senior citizen on a fixed income. Every penny matters to me, and I'm frustrated that we may soon have to pay for plastic and paper bags when we head to the grocery store.

I'm just trying to make ends meet and can't afford to spend much more than I already do. It seems like grocery costs keep rising, and charging for bags at the store is adding insult to injury.

On top of that, when I heard SB 270 sends all that money right back to the grocers, I became especially upset. This isn't right. We elect our representatives to look out for our interests, not the interests of California's grocers. Why should I have to pay more so the grocers can make more? They already get enough of my money.

-- Antonia Camacho, Lynwood

Editor's Choice Videos


Join the Discussion

The Sacramento Bee is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Terms of Service