Last week on The Daily Weekly Dan Person wrote about a survey recently released by the City of Seattle tracking the results of the city's plastic bag ban. As the study indicated, white people seem to like the ban in theory - but haven't necessarily been prompted to bring their own bags because of it.
As the post notes:
According to the results, an overall 62 percent of people survey agree with the ban, but it's more popular with white people than with people of color.
However, when asked whether the plastic bag ban has prompted customers to bring reusable bags, 60 percent of non-whites said yes, compared to only 51 percent of white people.
In other words, there are those who do and those who preach.
Among other results:
- 50 percent of all customers observed leaving grocery stores had reusable bags and 35 percent had no bags at all.
- The ban was more popular amongst women than men, and young people than old people.
- Movie rental store owners are still assholes, even as their breed disappears faster than paid news bloggers: "Paper bags are harder to pack and less durable than plastic," an anonymous video store owner was quoted as saying in the survey. Don't worry, bub. Those VHS tapes are plenty durable themselves.
Not surprisingly, at least one Daily Weekly commenter (a suspected video store owner) felt compelled to chime in.
As commenter stinkymahi1 writes:
Non-story. Oh, and anyone who prefers plastic bags is an asshole according to some fucktard no one's ever heard of.