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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.

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.

Connie Thomps
Connie Thomps

Need to stop handing these things out make ppl pay 50 cent a bag there be a lot less out there!

Tara Mckay
Tara Mckay

I always bring my own. If you go to any street fairs or festivals there are always booths giving out free shopping bags to advertise. I have lots of them. If I forget, I just take whatever I buy out in my hand.

Denis Wolf-Keith
Denis Wolf-Keith

I do, (and have been for years, now), #'s 2 & 3 and they both work quite well, (I've been a Vegetarian since 1976 also and that helps too)!!!!! ;)

Jodi Freeman
Jodi Freeman

When I was in Mexico 25 years ago, everyone brought their own bags, and if you did not, you had to pay for each bag. They sure are ahead of us on that issue.

Breque Hardy
Breque Hardy

reduce, reuse, recycle.... we need a sign in a market so people get the idea, if they don't make another one at the exit, if they still don't get it place a huge sign outside with the facts!.. if they continue to ignore place it on there car window saying, "it's thanks to your ignoring that we have plastic bags everywhere!"

Peter Brandt
Peter Brandt

I use cloth reusable shopping bags, however there must be a way to melt down plastic bags and reuse. I think just no one has found a 'profitable' way to do that. It's always $$$$ !

Stephen Baker
Stephen Baker

I did my R&R from Vietnam in August 69 in Singapore; I thought one of the cleanest cities I have ever been in.. the fine for littering is about $500 US in 1969 then not sure now littering was a major hit if caught

Stephen Baker
Stephen Baker

many stores (like Kroger's ) that give plastic bags have recycle bin; if u return same to store will help; also some stores still ask paper or plastic in some cases

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