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To: HamiltonJay

Enviros are idiots as well as tyrants.

They tell us to bring our own bags - which SHOULD be washed but THAT uses evil detergents and “wastes” water!

They CANNOT subtract from one issue w/o adding to another. They never learn.

Unless they really want stone-age living.


29 posted on 12/02/2019 10:32:17 AM 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

Reality is, is that in life, EVERYTHING is a tradeoff.

When you mind numbingly just dictate one thing is bad, no matter what, you short circuit true critical thought and discussion.

If you just declare, disposable plastic bags are bad, because they are plastic and one time use, you and that in your mind is the worst thing you can think of... then all the other criteria for critically thinking about the issue becomes naught...

The reusable bag is still plastic, but its reusable, so its better.... Well, unless you use it 132 times, its not, because it costs far more in terms of energy and raw materials to produce and transport, and its so much heavier, and its still plastic, so if it winds up in the landfill before its used 132 times, then it is not improving on the issue of plastic waste, or even “carbon footprint” but makes it worse.

So, if you go to the store every week, you need to use that same bag for over 2.5 years, before you benefit from it. Now, some people may, but I doubt highly most do... and that doesn’t even get into the health risks you introduce by using a reusable bag...


32 posted on 12/02/2019 10:37:06 AM PST by HamiltonJay
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