Frank Artman
Frank Artman

We take cloth bags to the stores with us. Even so, We still end up with a lot of plastic. We use it as waste can liners, As packaging when shipping, at our vegetable stand and recycle the rest.

I like Daire's comment. We should have a surcharge on plastic bags.

Stephen Baker
Stephen Baker
  • Frank Artman

good plan Frank and good use also

Elizabeth Marshall
Elizabeth Marshall
  • Frank Artman

Some places in New Zealand have a surcharge, but if people need carry bags they pay it anyway. The price of the plastic bag needs to be prohibitive if this is going to make any kind of difference to the amount of plastic bags entering the waste dumps.

Nadi Balagny
Nadi Balagny

STOP !

Stephen Baker
Stephen Baker
  • Nadi Balagny

STOP ! WHAT STOP BREATHING ? STOP TEXTING ? STOP WHAT NADIA

Nicola Merry
Nicola Merry

Plastic bags, plastic bottles, plastic food containers, it all takes over 1000 years to break down in the soil.

Stephen Baker
Stephen Baker
  • Nicola Merry

So is it then OK to throw plastic around and wait 1000 years to have them decompose ? and be a sight for anyone to see; not sure what point 1000 years is meant to be Nicola

Renee Heath
Renee Heath

say no to plastic bags!!!

Rochelle Bellecourt
Rochelle Bellecourt
  • Renee Heath

I agree . Reduse reuse and recycle.. Mother earth is to precious .. so sad to see all the pollution and people who dont.. help the planet we all need to survive... : ((

Carlos White
Carlos White

They're great for trash can liners and kitty litter. Walmart recycles them. Like all other environmental issues, these problems get solved one person at a time.

Allen McDaniel
Allen McDaniel
  • Carlos White

Carlos: Yes, they are good for trash, etc. The problem is that anything you throw out in one takes a LOT longer to break down into it's components or become compost because of the plastic it's wrapped in, so even in landfills it is a hindrance. Until we exert pressure to make them 100% recyclable (as in biodegradable) or stop the use & OVERuse of them (w/cloth bags, recycling, etc.) they will only make the problem worse. Thanks tho- to all of the stores where we can now take LDPS (what they...

Carlos: Yes, they are good for trash, etc. The problem is that anything you throw out in one takes a LOT longer to break down into it's components or become compost because of the plastic it's wrapped in, so even in landfills it is a hindrance. Until we exert pressure to make them 100% recyclable (as in biodegradable) or stop the use & OVERuse of them (w/cloth bags, recycling, etc.) they will only make the problem worse. Thanks tho- to all of the stores where we can now take LDPS (what they call the plastic). Maybe SOME days we WON'T find them in the wilderness, in waterways, just everywhere. Glad YOU care at least!!

Merja Koskinen
Merja Koskinen
  • Carlos White

Plastic takes 700 to 800 years to dissolve in nature, polluting our soil with it's toxicity. Recycling does not really mean anything. Only 100% plant based Bio Plastic will compost without leaving a toxic residue in 3 months. It is also 100% recyclable. You will be able to recycle regular plastic only ONE TIME, and only max 10% mixed with the virgin plastic. WE SHOULD DEMAND THE USE OF BIO PLASTIC IN ORDER TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND HELP THE MOTHER EARTH!

Carlos White
Carlos White
  • Carlos White

Thank you for educating me. Could we pass this knowledge on to the people with the power to fix this?

Anne Romanow
Anne Romanow

If the stores would offer 5 cents off for each bag (canvas) used off purchase, stores could cut back on this plastic bag demand and have a campaign to buy canvas bags from their store free with x amount of dollars spent and reusing their bags would be .10 cents off per bag to motivate people using canvas bags. Remember when recyling bottles for soda worked well. Now everything is plastic sadly. This is workable and healthy for the environment too.

Kelly Jo Long
Kelly Jo Long

Thanks Stephen Baker, I think I am up for the challenge my idea for this design would invoke and involve a lot of changes in homes and within the waste companies. I think its is a great idea and would do away with the bag issue altogether, Hefty may not be very pleased and all of the people that work there would be out of work; and that is just one bag company; I don't be responsible for that. It is like the oil issue its killing us and the environment but we depend on it and to switch now...

Thanks Stephen Baker, I think I am up for the challenge my idea for this design would invoke and involve a lot of changes in homes and within the waste companies. I think its is a great idea and would do away with the bag issue altogether, Hefty may not be very pleased and all of the people that work there would be out of work; and that is just one bag company; I don't be responsible for that. It is like the oil issue its killing us and the environment but we depend on it and to switch now would devastating to our economy. Maybe if implemented over time slowly, the idea could be integrated and it is just in theory no designs have been drawn up no laboratory test have been done. As for my idea it is staying in my head for now, but thank you for inspiring me maybe this is my million dollar baby. I am a struggling Drafter and Designer who is working for temp services and building my office skills. This may be and opportunity to sell a simple idea and to finally sell myself as a designer.

Thea A. Soroyan
Thea A. Soroyan

T. Soroyan A helpful suggestion to all dog owners: instead of using plastic bags for your dogs' poop; use a sheet or two of paper towel. I wrap the poop in it and make it my business to collect small brown bags to put it in. I then toss it in the nearest trash bin. If you can't find a small brown bag, use newspaper. It works just as well and helps us get off our addiction to plastic bags.

Francisco Couraça Rodrigues

Absolutly rigth...

Carlos Valdes
Carlos Valdes

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