I've been saying no for 3 years!
Hello Cary, thanks for your comment. Every time we try to make a major change to protect the environment people always bring up the argument that it hurts small business. How does having your customers bring their own bag hurt small businesses? Actually, it helps them by cutting costs. Also, small business owners are very creative and can always find ways to take advantage of change.
Cary Nasatir-The days of being "cool " have got to end!There is no reason a person cannot walk around holding music. It's the life of our planet and to think a person cannot hold a piece of paper to walk to their home is absurd.
Cary Nasatir I have been using cloth bags for years. I use them until they fall apart and recycle them. In my town, they have banned plastic bags for about 6 months and it is a hell of a lot cleaner - no more bags hanging in trees and caught up on the rocks in the streams. It has made a huge, noticeable difference as to the environment around here and as our stream feeds into the watershed, it is saving marine life. Don't resist. Just do it. You can find other ways. You can put drum...
Cary Nasatir I have been using cloth bags for years. I use them until they fall apart and recycle them. In my town, they have banned plastic bags for about 6 months and it is a hell of a lot cleaner - no more bags hanging in trees and caught up on the rocks in the streams. It has made a huge, noticeable difference as to the environment around here and as our stream feeds into the watershed, it is saving marine life. Don't resist. Just do it. You can find other ways. You can put drum sticks into those thing paper bags (my husband drums, so I know they exist); find the space or find a solution,,, but dump the plastic.
It`s not just about the environment, there are lives at stake. Just put up a picture such as this one in the shop window and people will not need to be told anything, they will just bring their own non plastic bags.
It will be nice if we go back to paper bags like old days since paper bags serve many purposes like the old days, we use them for book covers during our old school days. PLUS MORE!
If recycled paper were used for these bags I might agree but they are usually made from raw tree. Please choose fabric bags. They are reusable and repairable.
Fabric bags will need to be washed from time to time from what I heard due to possible bacteria build ups!
Soap and cold water with your towels once a year, I feel, is a small price to pay.
yes you will need to wash the bags occaisonally (sp?)... no biggie to toss in the was
it's easy if you try!
your facebook picture is freaking me out...
I have to do my grocery shopping online now as I am severely mobility compromised and it annoys me, no end, that I am unable to use the stack of hessian and cotton bags I have got. I am campaigning directly to the supermarkets to ban plastic bags.
Ni klopodas maksimume redukti la uzon de plastaj sakoj. Mia fileto, 11-jara ĉiun duan mardon kolektas en al staro la plastajn rubojn kaj plenigas per la sakoj nian aŭton, kiun ni veturigas al la kolektejo. Lia nomo en la strato estas Plastic Martin. La najbaroj honoras lin per po 30 cendoj kontraŭ tiu laboro. Jen eduko protekti la naturon kaj kolekti semajne ĉ. 5 eurojn da poŝmono.
Gratulojn al Martin kaj al la gepatroj, kiuj tiel bele kaj bone edukis lin ;-)
gratulojn al Martin!
I support the advocacy...
Best SOLUTION i think is to educate people on proper WASTE SEGRAGATION and proper DISPOSAL!
I loved the video, it's a good way to inspire people to do something about our enviroment. No plastic!
Even though I have a bag and /or trolly, when shopping (no car at present..even greener!) They still put my stuff in plastic bags, without asking if I need it.
yep...Judi you are amusing:)
I never put my groceries in plastic bags! and any bags I do receive for whatever are recyled for garbage, etc.
You can save your plastic bags, especially brightly colored bags, for the women in Xico who are making shopping bags from them. Give them to me and I will deliver.
I reuse my plastic grocery bags instead of buying so many trash bags. I don't throw them away. They all get used.
We should be more concerned about the tons of plastic packaging that we all throw away each year. There is too much packaging altogether, and far too many things, including food and drink containers and packaging, are made of plastic that should not be.
Paper bags are more damaging because of what paper processing does to the environment. Forests are devoured, water and air...
Paper bags are more damaging because of what paper processing does to the environment. Forests are devoured, water and air are polluted, harsh chemicals are used to break down wood into paper fiber, and fossil fuels are used to power the extensive processing required.
When we start making grocery bags of hemp, there will be a real alternative to both plastic and paper. Hemp needs little processing and is very strong and reusable.
George Washington and many others of his time grew hemp for rope, twine, cloth, etc. Hemp is quick and easy to grow and cheap and easy to process.
Any fabric will do because it's reusable and repairable. Most people bring home 10 or more bags each week and use 3 a week in their trash.
use cloth bags n say nooooooooooooooooooo to plastic.