When good bags go bad

Paper or plastic? If the San Francisco Commission on the Environment has its way, shoppers in this city may be paying extra no matter what kind of grocery bag they choose.

The commission wants grocery shoppers to begin paying for bags at the store—at 17 cents a pop—as a way to inspire conservation and deter waste.

Choosing plastic used to be the P.C. way to save paper. Now, in San Francisco anyway, you’re an enemy of the environment for choosing plastic because of all the damage the trash causes. But, according to the AP, paper is being pegged as a bad guy too. Why? "So as not to discriminate."

—Posted by Celeste Ward