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Old 08-20-2011, 01:00 PM
 
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the hassle and possible health hazards from using cloth bags.........
What health hazards? Keep meats separated, throw the bags in the laundry, and wash your produce. No big deal indeed.
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Old 08-20-2011, 01:15 PM
 
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What health hazards? Keep meats separated, throw the bags in the laundry, and wash your produce. No big deal indeed.

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Old 08-20-2011, 01:17 PM
 
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Lets also not forget as someone posted about cloth shopping bags....

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throw the bags in the laundry, and wash your produce
So use more electricity, generate more heat and use more water...

Oh the hypocrisy..
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Old 08-20-2011, 01:23 PM
 
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Lets also not forget as someone posted about cloth shopping bags....

So use more electricity, generate more heat and use more water...

Makes perfect sense to me..

Oh the hypocrisy..
How is it using more electricity? You already have to run the washer for your towels and sheets. You can throw your canvas bags in there. No biggie. most people don't do full loads of laundry as it is.
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Old 08-20-2011, 02:42 PM
 
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How is it using more electricity? You already have to run the washer for your towels and sheets. You can throw your canvas bags in there. No biggie. most people don't do full loads of laundry as it is.
Exactly! Remember that plastic can only be down-cycled, while water is an entirely renewable resource. And I wash my produce regardless of whether it comes home in cloth or plastic.
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Old 08-20-2011, 09:55 PM
 
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How is it using more electricity? You already have to run the washer for your towels and sheets. You can throw your canvas bags in there. No biggie. most people don't do full loads of laundry as it is.
Since I refuse to use those cloth death bags I guess I'll never know about washing them.....
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Old 08-20-2011, 11:55 PM
 
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The topic was NOT the disscussion about whether or not it makes sence to use plastic bags. the topic is about sharing useful ideas. Please, do not feed trolls here, otherwise it will become too dull to read.
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Old 08-20-2011, 11:58 PM
 
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What health hazards? Keep meats separated, throw the bags in the laundry, and wash your produce. No big deal indeed.
We have a saying in my language: Teach a fool pray to God, and he will break all his forehead.
So, you know, there is no such thing as something absolutely safe.

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Old 08-21-2011, 02:41 AM
 
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The topic was NOT the disscussion about whether or not it makes sence to use plastic bags. the topic is about sharing useful ideas. Please, do not feed trolls here, otherwise it will become too dull to read.
Actually no, lets go back and review the title of this thread:

How many plastic bags do you use in a week?

Now lets review the entire OP:

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I'm wondering, on a forum where most people are eco-conscious and many people are probably doing their best to avoid plastic...how many bags do you use in a week? maybe count them up this week, M-Sunday, and see?

i did a 2010 resolution of no more plastic bags whenever possible and reduced my use of them substantially, but still found I had tons that I was bringing to the recylcing container. 2011 pledge is to reduce further!

How's everyone else doing?
Where is the word discuss in that? Where does it allude to a discussion or share useful ideas?

OP quite succinctly told us their resolve and asked 1 (one) simple question and lets see how you answered it:

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We need laws to make recycled materials financialy advantageous, like adding taxes on non recyclable packaging, that is what we need. The corporations rule the government here, unfortunately. so it will take a while to happen. And then only, it will promote the development of recycling technologies. Europe is much more cleaner. There are no free plastic bags in the stores and it is expensive there to dump garbage, and the companies are responsible for recycling their packaging materials so they package their stuff in a smarter way.
Nowhere in your 88 word post does it mention anything about how many plastic bags yourself or your family uses per week.

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Old 08-21-2011, 01:10 PM
 
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