Germs are everywhere.
Clorox wipes, soap and proper cooking are the solution to just about all the germ problems.
Use them for packaged food. None of that celery sticking out of the bag like in the movies.
Have had to replace a few that were either left behind in one of the shopping carts or someone decided to help themselves to taking one from our shopping cart when we happened to walk away for a minute looking for something.
I switched several years ago to fabric totes I sew myself and sturdy cardboard boxes.
One box is my favorite and has the duct tape on the handles and corners to prove it! I get many compliments on it from Cashiers who tell me they wish everyone would just bring boxes and bags - it makes their life easier and saves the store overhead by not having to purchase paper and plastic bags.
I still own my Grandma’s ‘Market Basket’ which she took with us when we went to the Municipal Market back in the day to buy veggies we hadn’t grown ourselves or a live chicken for Sunday Supper!
Gee. I wonder which Eco-Nazi Law I’m breaking by doing what I do?
I just ask for paper grocery bags. The products sit nicer in them and they stack better.
At home I use them to line trash cans, start charcoal chimneys, carry items to other locations, and . . . I always bring a handful when traveling to Calizuela.
The only way to carry $70 dollars worth of groceries from the car to the house is with plastic bags.
You have to REUSE a reusable bag 132 times before you reach any carbon/environmental benefit over using the film bags...
The cost of manufacture and transport mean, if you don’t use the reusable bag at least 132 times, you were better off using the film disposable bags...
Now, the reusable bags, have their other issues like becoming contaminated etc... as well.
Its a “feel good” thing, not a real solution, to use re-useable bags.
I like the disposable ones the stores supply. They are very useful, and the ones I don’t need I just burn. The trees love me for it.
We should do it like all the other third world countries and just have women and kids bring stuff back from the store in baskets balanced on their heads.
The plastic bags are good for picking up dog poop.
I used to use those bags for the trash. No more. So I bought some trash bags, made out of plastic, which go into the dump the exact same way that the old bags did.
Politicians, stop trying to control us!
Up to the 1960s here and much later in Europe, mesh bags were common. They were good for everything, even carrying live chickens (did that). Easy to clean in the sink. Very little material used.
The reusables are also enabling shoplifters big time.
Also realize what the green really is - money.
This way, companies don’t have to spend money but YOU do. More service goes away by making you bring in a bad, along with Wal-Mart’s attitude of basically do-it-yourself so *we* don’t have to spend money.
My husband’s gym tried to pull this sanctimonious garbage. They told customers they were going towel-less to “help the environment”. BS. All they did was TRANSFER the enviro issue to the customer, while simultaneously making everything cheaper for themselves. No longer do THEY need washing machines and detergent (oops - bad for the enviro!) and electricity or even storage space. They’re just hoping you’ll do that on YOUR end.
Don’t give in one inch to these commie-red greenies.
My wife likes to use cloth bags due to the thinness of the plastic bag. She is able to wash those cloth bags also.
I remember the plastic bag sales pitch when I first work as a bag boy at Publics in the early 80s.
We are saving a tree by using plastic.
I think it was the Oil companies pushing plastics to drive up the price of oil.
I use paper when ever possible. I have a bad habit of forgetting my reusable bags in the car. If I felt like it, I would bag my stuff at my car. I just got sick of all of these bags.
If the food is in a box or can the permanent bag is fine, but unwrapped food is a risk.
Side rant: Those pushing efforts to ban plastic shopping bags often drive their point by showing our waterways and land polluted with these eeeevil bags. What bothers me is that there’s rarely ever mention of HOW the bags became pollution. I’d kindly offer that people are the commonality with pollution. The anti-plastic bag argument seems similar to the anti-gun argument - blaming an inanimate object instead of a person’s choice.
I hate pollution and LOVE being outdoors. But I never look at the random aluminum can of soda in woods and call for banning the soda cans. I’d rather call for a boot in the ass of the fool not picking up after themself!