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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!!!

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

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... : ((

John Halash
John Halash

After reading this i will think twice before i throw out another grocery bag, it's so easy to return them to the store... As I recall don't most stores have a big box at the entrance? Maybe more states should impose a deposit system.

Stephen Baker
Stephen Baker
  • John Halash

yes John and sometimes we that like the environment need to be advocates for same and not let someone else do the "heavy lifting" take a positive effort in your state to see if a law could be enacted to do what u suggest

Joanie Fritz Zosike
Joanie Fritz Zosike

Bags away! Everyone do your best to pitch in. Plastic is like so 50s, man.

Sonja Gay
Sonja Gay
  • Joanie Fritz Zosike

TOO many!

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?

John Gačnik
John Gačnik

I've used only cloth grocery bags for several years now. I keep 3-4 in each of 2 cars. I recycle 95% of all plactic bags including bread, sandwich etc and I use only paper bags for trash at home.

Suzanne Rose
Suzanne Rose
  • John Gačnik

If you use paper bags, how do you keep the bottom of the bag from splitting open? That's why I use plastic bags. I could never understand why people can't save and reuse plastic bags.

John Gačnik
John Gačnik
  • John Gačnik

I put only dry things in the paper bags. Anything wet and not recyclable goes into a coconut milk (non plastic) carton and then dispose of it in the trash. I also use mostly recycled biodegradable paper bags :D

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.

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