No sugar in New York, no plastic in L.A.
The nanny state is alive and well.
You want to hear something funny? I was doing some work for the company I work for in Ft. McMurray, Alberta, Canada. It is the epicenter of the Tar Sands Industry in Canada. They have a partial ban on plastic bags (at grocery, general merchandise, and some other stores) in the city that is responsible for 2/3rds of the ENTIRE NATION OF CANADA'S greenhouse gas emissions!
If you don't laugh, you'll cry. I know Orwell is getting a chuckle out of it!
Making the world a better place through mom rule, AKA Democracy.