SFBG Radio: Johnny and Sarah talk about garbage

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Today, Johnny talks to Sarah Phelan about the garbage that is threatening to bury us all -- and that state's new move to ban paper and plastic bags at grocery stores. You can listen after the jump.

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Great show, would be nice if every state did this. I do have a question, will there be any program to promote a local producer of bags or are we going to have a situation where most of these shopping bags are made in China? There is an opportunity here to get some sort of community enterprise here, nothing special mind you, local manufacturing program for hiring the disadvantaged/poor/jobless to make bags for the region's stores.

Posted by Johnny Venom on Jun. 04, 2010 @ 6:33 pm

And make 'em here!

Posted by Guest Johnny Himself on Jun. 04, 2010 @ 7:05 pm

12,500,000 tons. That's a conservative estimate of the tonnage of plastic water bottles that have been dumped in US landfills since I first heard the bumper music played in today's SFBG segment.

Oy.

Posted by Guest Keith Igoe on Jun. 04, 2010 @ 10:37 pm

If I'm not mistaken, San Francisco had enacted a ban on plastic bags... I recycle the ones I get from the store, but I think recycling meens they make more plastic bags. If they take that long to biodegrade, maybe they can stuff them in the belching oil pipe in the gulf... just an idea...

Posted by Val on Jun. 04, 2010 @ 10:42 pm

Good interviw- brief and directly to the point. Thanks.

Posted by Guest on Jun. 05, 2010 @ 9:27 am