Alphra Omega
Alphra Omega

My first big job was at the age of 16 as a bag boy at a grocery store. Bags, made of pape. People complained about the abuse of trees with the amount of paper being used. I have a much better solution to your plastic dilemma, recycle properly for reuse. We now have the facilities available to us, so lets make good use of them. After all eecycling has created more jobs. May our Holy Father in heaven above bless all

Caitlin J Willis
Caitlin J Willis
  • Alphra Omega

Because plastics are downcycled, not recycled. With the volume of plastic, if we just say "let's recycle it all" and keep buying NEW plastic, we will still drown in our own selfishness and convenience. Plastic breaks down further and further into tiny little particles that find their way out to sea, which are then introduced into the food chain. Plastic is not natural. This is not okay. We should not let this happen.

Lynn Goldhammer
Lynn Goldhammer
  • Alphra Omega

In europe they charge for a bag. There is one store near me that also charges $.25/bag - everyone brings their own. It's not a big incentive to get a 5 cent credit, it's a much bigger incentive when you get charged a higher price. I watch people go into a store, buy a pack of gum, it's put in a bag, they walk outside and put the bag in the garbage. did they really need a bag to carry that item 20 feet? Idiots!

Tiffany Sparks
Tiffany Sparks

IF YOU DOn't LIKE IT, DOn't BUY IT.... IF YOU HATE IT DOn't GO THERE!

Susan Glenn
Susan Glenn
  • Tiffany Sparks

That's not an answer, Tiffany. You're offering nothing but indifference, and that's the problem to begin with. Some people give a sh#t about the planet...you just approach an important issue with sarcasm. That's disturbing to me.

Tiffany Sparks
Tiffany Sparks
  • Tiffany Sparks

It's all about consumerism and CAPITALISM... If you don't like it, a petition isn't going to help. Contacting the company themselves and letting them know that you along with a good chunk of customers will. If you're against it, then contact ALL the grocery stores, but because you think that less plastic is going to help the environment, and you ACTUALLY want to make a difference, just signing a petition for trader joes isn't going to help. I am not indifferent, I just see Sh#t like this...

It's all about consumerism and CAPITALISM... If you don't like it, a petition isn't going to help. Contacting the company themselves and letting them know that you along with a good chunk of customers will. If you're against it, then contact ALL the grocery stores, but because you think that less plastic is going to help the environment, and you ACTUALLY want to make a difference, just signing a petition for trader joes isn't going to help. I am not indifferent, I just see Sh#t like this that is leading to more governmental regulation and the people of the United States are losing control.
If you want environmental important issue, go with the regulation of organic pesticides so that way the FDA can monitor that to make sure that that isnt too toxic for consumption, or developing a program(not a regulation) in your city to cut down on organic waste to limit the amount of contaminated material going into landfills.

Beth Ayoub
Beth Ayoub

Plastic kills wildlife

Jane Falconer
Jane Falconer
  • Beth Ayoub

I agree it does kill wildlife!!!!

Jane Falconer
Jane Falconer
  • Beth Ayoub

I said that paper bags are better and I don't know why they stopped using them-I miss them.

Laura Iancu
Laura Iancu

this is ridiculous. why just Trader Joes. Why not Walmart, Jewel, and these other stores. Trader Joes pays cash for their items and get the customers the lowest prices. It is a small company coompared to those who are in a higher bracket. I be lieve they should change there packaging, but I also be live that if you going to do it with this company, then you do it to all companies!

Caitlin J Willis
Caitlin J Willis
  • Laura Iancu

Because we have to start somewhere.

Steve Matin
Steve Matin
  • Laura Iancu

Every journey begins with the first step...

Stella Witt
Stella Witt
  • Laura Iancu

you can re a small company easier as a big one and you have to start to tell it everywhere to every company especially McDonalds,to stop using plastic straws -there exists paper ones and to stop giving away plastic toys etc.

Diane Abraham
Diane Abraham

Don't agree with plastic on any food. They shud use paper bags

Mike Bowman
Mike Bowman

I am amazed at the "green thing". Stop coal fired power plants, but then you want nuclear which as we know from Japan is a lost worse than acid rain. Which I have passed those plants and see no smoke coming from the stacks due to the scrubbers. You have eliminated the paper bag, to many trees being cut down, so now you have the plastic bag. People complain about other people being over weight causing more food and trucks to haul the food, but these same people live in big houses and get...

I am amazed at the "green thing". Stop coal fired power plants, but then you want nuclear which as we know from Japan is a lost worse than acid rain. Which I have passed those plants and see no smoke coming from the stacks due to the scrubbers. You have eliminated the paper bag, to many trees being cut down, so now you have the plastic bag. People complain about other people being over weight causing more food and trucks to haul the food, but these same people live in big houses and get cold because the have no body fat that insulates them and hike up the thermostat to stay warm in a big house (Yuppies) takes even more fuel that affects the "green thing" Many of these same people are driving big SUV's using more fuel to move themselves to the grocery store when a small car will do. Look in D.C. Metro area and you will see the perfect examples of a hypocrites.

Joy Smith
Joy Smith
  • Mike Bowman

Plastic is promulgated by the oil and gas industry so they can make more money. Plastic pollutes, and it's all over, even in my small northern town ~ It ends up on the ground, and doesn't go away until we pick it up. In towns where people use bags that last, this problem goes away. We can ban plastic bags; there are other things we can use.

Gary Bridger
Gary Bridger

Asia is one of the worse places , Drain feet high in plastics , When it rains , The sea is littered with it. Washed off from beached, Rivers with floating rubbish bags, beaches covers and the shore line with sand and plastic. Its not the plastic thats the problem. Its the people and what they do with it. Its also every other form of rubbish they like to throw into the rivers, streams and drains, Country side, To lazy to dispose of it properly.

Gary Bridger
Gary Bridger
  • Gary Bridger

What needs to be done is have a fine for any one who throws any form of rubbish that is not fast biologically degradable . Anything that is man made must be disposed off in the right way. And stop super market over packaging from cleaning stuffs to food. Far to much plastic. Polystyrene ,cellophane , Use only recycled paper and stop jutting down trees, take your unwanted thing to a charity shop or recycle place. Or rap it and put it beside a skip, so it may be used, Separate your tins ,...

What needs to be done is have a fine for any one who throws any form of rubbish that is not fast biologically degradable . Anything that is man made must be disposed off in the right way. And stop super market over packaging from cleaning stuffs to food. Far to much plastic. Polystyrene ,cellophane , Use only recycled paper and stop jutting down trees, take your unwanted thing to a charity shop or recycle place. Or rap it and put it beside a skip, so it may be used, Separate your tins , food bottles (any glass items) make life easy for others, and life will become better for you!

Clare Cullen
Clare Cullen
  • Gary Bridger

AGREE!

Diane VonHabsburg
Diane VonHabsburg

Please Stop!!!

Mary Alexander
Mary Alexander
  • Diane VonHabsburg

Plastic should be made illegal!

Diane VonHabsburg
Diane VonHabsburg
  • Diane VonHabsburg

I agree there are other things we can use that wont hurt us!!!

Jacob Scheinert
Jacob Scheinert

I'm against the ban, since it's of no sense.
Packaged veg & fruits are in the first place more hygienic. As to whether non-GMO or GMO, Most all over the world are GMO. It's of no harm and can occur spontaneously in nature.
Addressing the non compostable vs compostable, points on a basic misunderstanding. The compostable plastics may cause more health harm than the non-compostable that can be recycled and thus have lower carbon foot print. Considering the pricing, it has a marginal effect and can be absorbed by Tom Joe. Regards, Jacob Scheinert.

Anne Russell
Anne Russell
  • Jacob Scheinert

Hygienic ? how come ? It aint necessarily so ... not at all .... Hope you wash the produce ! Lets not use plastic at all for goodness sake its not like its neccessary

Rajesh Panicker
Rajesh Panicker

This is not only with TJ, but also with hundreds of companies accross the world, please sign the petition, let's make a change...!

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