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Old 12-17-2023, 10:05 AM
 
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We have been using LL Bean canvas bags with long handles forever. The medium size is the equivalent to a brown paper grocery bag, the long handle slides over a shoulder when pushing the bag off the tailgate. Instructions say do not machine wash but they do just fine:>)
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Old 12-17-2023, 10:39 AM
 
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I think it's funny we're talking about plastic bags. Plastic water bottles anyone? Yet no one seems to complain about these.
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Old 12-17-2023, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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For those of you that don't use plastic grocery bags, do you then purchase trash can liner bags? For your smaller trash cans, I mean.
I do now.

I had problem with Walmart bags leaking and I checked the other bags and they all had holes in the bottom of them.

At first I thought it was a bad production run but then I notice they all have holes in them.

I just figured it was a conspiracy between Walmart, Kroger's et al and Glad® to force people to buy real trash bags.

Meijer's and Beuhler's still make decent bags. Beuhler's are like the original plastic bags and Meijer's almost twice as thick as those.
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Old 12-17-2023, 11:19 AM
 
Location: The Piedmont of North Carolina
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I think it's funny we're talking about plastic bags. Plastic water bottles anyone? Yet no one seems to complain about these.
I haven't used one in years, either. The plastic can leech chemicals into the water.
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Old 12-17-2023, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Elysium
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I think it's funny we're talking about plastic bags. Plastic water bottles anyone? Yet no one seems to complain about these.
They are being banned in jurisdictions and venues all over. Because the bottled water, and juices were never given away like bags as a shopping perk by the merchant it gets less notice
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Old 12-18-2023, 08:10 PM
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Location: New York Area
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Anyone, have we solved the environmental problem created by those bags?
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Old 12-18-2023, 10:24 PM
 
Location: Tricity, PL
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How is that on topic??? ^^^
It's a Green Living forum!
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Old 12-18-2023, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Tricity, PL
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I think it's funny we're talking about plastic bags. Plastic water bottles anyone? Yet no one seems to complain about these.
They are banned or collected in many other countries. In some US states too...
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Old 12-19-2023, 06:36 AM
 
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Newspapers (who buys them anyway?) and grocery circulars are rare here.
I have very little paper trash at home.
My sister puts a couple pieces of junk mail/envelopes/card-type mailers in the bottom of her trash bags (she lives in an apartment complex that doesn’t recycle). I put mine in the recycling bin.

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This right here. I don't have liners in my bathroom cans. What are you people throwing away that requires liners? Maybe I don't want to know?
I line my bathroom trash can to avoid having more germs than just throwing tissues, etc. in there. Yuck. I buy liners for my kitchen wastebasket.

I spray and wipe down the wastebaskets with disinfectant when I remove the bags.

I have several medicine bottles on hand for all sorts of little things that I put in my bag for work each day, in my car, garage, a bag for any sort of day trip. When I was going to night classes, I took office supplies (paper and binder clips, erasers) in medicine bottles in my bag.
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Old 12-19-2023, 11:10 AM
 
Location: NH
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A large majority of the groceries we buy are sealed in some sort of plastic, yet people are against using plastic bags to put those groceries in? Shouldnt we stop buying foods wrapped in plastic too then? Anyway, I prefer the shopping bags because they double as bathroom trash can liners, dog poop bags, etc... and they certainly arent wasted. As far as a trash can liner in the kitchen, we need special ones because we have a compactor, but we only need roughly 1 per week as it is very effective at reducing the volume of trash.
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