By Wyatt Earp | June 11, 2009
You really have to hand it to the men and women of the Philadelphia City Council. The city is $2 million in the red, crime is completely out of control, and the mayor closed seven fire stations. But what is city council spending their precious time on?
They want to enact a ban on plastic shopping bags.
Philadelphia is moving toward an outright ban on disposable plastic grocery store bags. A City Council committee has okayed a ban to take effect in 2011.
Shari Jackson, a representative of the petroleum industry, argued on Wednesday against a ban on plastic bags. She told Council members that the industry instead prefers to get people to recycle the bags.
So, despite the industry opposition, the committee approved the plastic bag ban. (H/T – KYW1060)
Fantastic! Now we’ll be a first-rate city!