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.

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.

Stephen Alderdice
Stephen Alderdice

I always reuse any and all plastic bags I get either for trash or for picking up presents left by the neighborhood dogs on the neutral ground or sidewalk. LOL
I also try to use the cloth bags sold by most food and variety stores. They hold more and are easier to carry than the plastic and paper bags.
PLEASE EVERYONE GO GREEN!

Stephen Baker
Stephen Baker
  • Stephen Alderdice

a noble though Stephen from Stephen

Cindy Belleau
Cindy Belleau

I can go down any street and find plastic bags everywhere. They are hanging in trees, blowing across the streets and stuck in fences. IF you MUST use one, RECYCLEI IT!!
I know I forget my cloth shopping bags sometimes but I ALWAYS recylce plastic.
Get it together!

Stephen Alderdice
Stephen Alderdice
  • Cindy Belleau

I agree. Let's all get it together and GO GREEN!

Joyce Shaw
Joyce Shaw

Many years ago, the world was fine with paper grocery bags !! When plastic bags started being made, Governments should have intervened and ordered the companies to make these bags biodegradable !! So now, governments should make the plastic bag companies pay for the cleanup of their products !!! ALSO, the internet has many ideas to use up these bags -- (my friends and I stuff these bags into quick-sewn outside patio cushions, etc.) !!!!

Mary O'Grady Giltinan
Mary O'Grady Giltinan
  • Joyce Shaw

Governments should have done a lot of things right.The world is a mess.

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

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