Paper or plastic?
It really doesn't matter because either one might cost you a dime more under a proposal making the rounds at Denver City Hall.
An organization called BetterBagsColorado is lobbying the City Council for legislation to charge grocery store shoppers 10 cents for every plastic or paper bag they use to carry their goodies home.
Because people don’t do enough to please these radical environmentalists, everyone must pay! The funny thing is that when I was in Italy, we paid for our bags at the grocery store and they were heavy thick bags, more like those you find here at high end stores at the mall than the thin type they typically have at American grocery stores, because of the type of bags they sold there was no savings to the environment.
This tax is simply a bad idea and unnecessary. If a person feels like plastic bags are the scourge of the world, they are within their rights to not use them, but they are not within their rights to force those of us who continue to use plastic bags to pay a special tax.