Franca Serfontein
Franca Serfontein

In South Africa you have to pay for your plastic bags so every one is always aware and carrying their own even if it is re using the supermarket bags again. That is what we do and that means recycling the very bags we are trying to get out of the fills.

English Beginners
English Beginners

Hi, Ralph! I also use a heavy duty shopping everywhere and I avoid using plastic bags.

Kelly Jo Long
Kelly Jo Long

I am open to any and all suggestions, if anyone has ideas or resources...any information at all lets get started. Of course there is the Patent issue, like I said it is still in theory.

Elfriede Rascher
Elfriede Rascher

it obviously worked the old fashion way as it did years and years ...... ago

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!

Nadia Balagny
Nadia Balagny

STOP !

Stephen Baker
Stephen Baker
  • Nadia 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?

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