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.

Frances Mann
Frances Mann

Its sad to see those plastic bags on the side of the road. They hang from natural beauty of nature.

Stephen Alderdice
Stephen Alderdice
  • Frances Mann

I agree. GO GREEN!

Valerie Kerry
Valerie Kerry

PLEASE ! PLEASE! STOP USEING PLASTIC BAGS ? AND TAKE A FOLD UP BAG OF YOUR OWN TO HELP STOP ALL THIS ?
BE A COMPASSIONATE AND RESPONSABLE PERSON FOR THE ANIMALS AND ENVIROMENT ??????

Stephen Baker
Stephen Baker
  • Valerie Kerry

I like your style and post

Thomas Goodrich
Thomas Goodrich

I take used ones back to store for recycle -- keep forgetting to take my "green" bags to store -- need to try and get that set as a routine when I go shopping!!!

Bob Horton
Bob Horton
  • Thomas Goodrich

Me, too, Thomas.

Anna Chan
Anna Chan
  • Thomas Goodrich

Thomas, all you have to do is keep them in your car so that you'll never forget them! :-)

Louie Calisti
Louie Calisti
  • Thomas Goodrich

I have reuse able bags in my car. Plastic keeps ripping up on me.

Thomas Goodrich
Thomas Goodrich
  • Thomas Goodrich

@ Anna - I need to do a better job for sure -- I think they are in back somewhere but can't find them!!!

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.

Sandra Fuller
Sandra Fuller

In Canada many businesses charge a nickel for a plastic bag. This has helped get people to carry their own reusable bags. In the U.S., when I bring my own bags many times clerks ignore them or make snide comments.

Stephen Baker
Stephen Baker
  • Sandra Fuller

if they do that to me a "snide "back Vietnam veteran with PTSD and I am vocal

Doug Fellers
Doug Fellers

We need to go back to paper!

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

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