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Reusable plastic shopping bags are actually making the problem worse, not better
Quartz | December 1, 2019 | ZoŽ Schlanger

Posted on 12/02/2019 9:38:46 AM PST by karpov

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: chat; environment
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To: Scrambler Bob

Good girl. :-)


61 posted on 12/02/2019 3:33:35 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: RayChuang88

I’d much rather go buy a whole box of plastic grocery bags and bring my own, then dispose of them.

We finally got out of the useless habit of recycling. The city changed their trash p9licy of charging for trash bags and not for recycling.

But, I steadfastly refused to ever wash my garbage like empty cans.

Curbside recycling is an absolute waste of time and resources. It’s nice to see that many of my neighbors have taken my lead.


62 posted on 12/02/2019 3:36:12 PM PST by cyclotic (Democrats must be politically eviscerated, disemboweled and demolished.)
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To: HamiltonJay

My reusable bags are made in Madagascar by cage free children and flown in by private jets used by celebrities and politicians.


63 posted on 12/02/2019 3:36:24 PM PST by minnesota_bound (homeless guy. He just has more money....)
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To: Flaming Conservative
We did the same. We used some of the ashes on the driveway during our Upstate NY winter.

And remember when they picked up our old newspapers, nicely bundled, AND PAID US for them.

I'd love to do without plastics, too.

Paper bags worked for us back then. Burning worked until we added plastics to the mix.

64 posted on 12/02/2019 3:39:59 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: the OlLine Rebel

That’s like all the sanctimonious hotels with their little signs about saving the environment by not washing towels daily.

I’m pushing 75 hotel nights this year. On the rare occasions I stay multiple nights in the same place, If I’m paying over $100 per night to sleep and shower, darn right I want a fresh towel.


65 posted on 12/02/2019 3:41:59 PM PST by cyclotic (Democrats must be politically eviscerated, disemboweled and demolished.)
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To: bgill; CatOwner
Those with small holes are used as trash liners and the very few with no holes are used for scooping the litter box.

I normally double-bag the used litter bags. Odds that any holes are in the same spot are less that way. Of course the obviously holey ones don't get used for that purpose but still make an acceptable waste can liner. ;-)

66 posted on 12/02/2019 3:42:18 PM PST by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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To: karpov
A new report from the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and Greenpeace looking at grocery stores in the UK suggests that the plastic “bags for life” utterly failed to do the one thing they were ostensibly meant to.


67 posted on 12/02/2019 3:46:17 PM PST by Drew68
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To: Rebelbase

LOL It IS my home.


68 posted on 12/02/2019 3:48:10 PM PST by olesigh
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I sew mine too. Use upholstery fabric so they stand up straight at the check out.

First ones were just regular cloth. I was amazed at how much stuff they would hold until one day coming into my house with a bag full of can, it slid down my arm and put a major hole in my wall!


69 posted on 12/02/2019 3:51:21 PM PST by lizma2
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To: Sacajaweau

Yep. We can’t even burn leaves anymore. But the fire Marshall did tell us that if we had small limbs and such, we could break them up and use them in our fire pit.


70 posted on 12/02/2019 4:54:05 PM PST by Flaming Conservative ((Pray without ceasing))
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To: the OlLine Rebel; HamiltonJay; Reeses
This way, companies don’t have to spend money but YOU do.

But at about a penny a piece I do not think the grocers save much by making you bring the bag.

71 posted on 12/03/2019 1:55:38 PM PST by daniel1212 ( Trust the risen Lord Jesus to save you as a damned and destitute sinner + be baptized + follow Him)
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To: daniel1212

Add them up. Ever hear of pennies doing that? Look how many bags they’d stock.

It’s not just bags. It’s the expense of electricity, soap, machinery wear, etc, to do all these things that the NAZIs have declared evil for ecology (to use a pre-1990 term).


72 posted on 12/03/2019 4:09:54 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Federal-run medical care is as good as state-run DMVs)
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To: the OlLine Rebel
Add them up. Ever hear of pennies doing that? Look how many bags they’d stock.

Sure pennies add up, but if we can get them for about a penny they do not even pay that, while it likely takes more time/labor to deal with bags that customers bring than filling their own. The point is that I see no real significant savings to stores by using the latter (otherwise they would have likely been charging for them). EXCEPT that there is money to be made in selling a reusable bag,

It’s not just bags. It’s the expense of electricity, soap, machinery wear, etc, to do all these things that the NAZIs have declared evil for ecology (to use a pre-1990 term).

Not very consistent, seeing that a practice that was the mode of transmission in 93% of new HIV cases among youth aged 13 to 24, and accounted for 82% of diagnoses among males and 70% of all new HIV diagnoses, and 2 out of every 3 diagnoses in the United States (despite only representing approximately 4% of the male population), and (historically) has resulted in a greatly increased incidence of other infectious diseases and premature death, is not discouraged, but protected and promoted. And with treatment and attempts at protection being much at taxpayer expense (and which response to this "misuse of an instrument" stands in contrast to the response to the misuse of firearms).

Yet we are all sinners, and there is still room at the cross for all who will come to God in repentance and faith, and trust in the Divine Son of God sent by the Father, the risen Lord Jesus, to save them on His account, by His sinless shed blood, and thus be baptized and live for Him. Acts 10:36-47

73 posted on 12/06/2019 5:35:58 AM PST by daniel1212 ( Trust the risen Lord Jesus to save you as a damned and destitute sinner + be baptized + follow Him)
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