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Old 12-20-2023, 06:23 AM
 
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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?
Agree, and fast food/delivery waste is mind-boggling! As usual, there's not much logic applied to "green" policies.
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Old 12-20-2023, 07:16 AM
 
Location: NH
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Agree, and fast food/delivery waste is mind-boggling! As usual, there's not much logic applied to "green" policies.
There really is very little logic if you look at the big picture. There is definitely plenty that could be done but it would require drastic changes that the world leaders would have to impose and that simply wont happen. For now, they just focus on small things to appear as though they care when in reality, many of these actions do nothing to help the environment and/or create new environmental hazards by doing so; its all perception. Im all for the environment, but some of these ideologies dont make any sense to me.
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Old 12-20-2023, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Newburyport, MA
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I don't think there is anything wrong with reducing plastic waste, even if you don't at the same time eliminate everything. If you reduce a problem by 5%, then that's 5% less of a problem than you had before. You can always do more later.
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Old 12-20-2023, 07:47 PM
 
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They are banned or collected in many other countries. In some US states too...
Please name a US state where you cannot buy bottled water.
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Old 12-20-2023, 08:45 PM
 
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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:>)
I bought such bags at Amazon. First 5 I just replaced. They last forever, strong, washable. Etc..When we got to our other house we use them to bring stuff that doesn’t need the cooler.
Our stores do not give paper or plastic..except for produce. They do use one…free. For the meat etc. as they can leak.
I do buy kitchen trash liners as can is bigger. Smaller plastic I can use to discard puppy pee pads. Don’t bother to line bathrooms can. Pretty much only use them for paper, shampoo bottles, etc. rinse them out if goopy.

I rarely buy water in bottles..hate them,,mostly use our portable ones for car trips etc

We are very organized
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