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Old 09-09-2019, 06:12 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Just another thing for environmentalists to complain about. Like others said, paper bags were once considered evil. Now itís plastic. And god forbid you want a plastic straw. I think all those people they let out of the asylums became the Dem party leaders.
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Old 09-09-2019, 06:18 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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I applaud businesses that do so.

I do most of my shopping at Costco. They don't provide bags, and I bring my insulated bags I purchased from Costco. I rarely use a box.

But, I still believe it should be left up to the business.
Samís Club doesnít either. They make empty packing boxes available, but I just off load my stuff into cloth bags. I hate those plastic bags anyway. Iíll only get them when I need to replenish the ones for dog poo.
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Old 09-09-2019, 06:39 AM
 
Location: Long Island
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"Nothing wrong w/ paper", NOT what the environments wakos said several yeas ago, which is why we went to plastic.
I do believe you are making that up.


I recall some stores put paper bags inside of plastic, made little sense.
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Old 09-09-2019, 06:45 AM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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It did not remind you of when America was great? We had only paper back then, you recall.
Before that, everyone had a basket they carried when they went shopping. Before baskets, you walked out back and shot whatever ran across the back yard for dinner. That was when owning a gun really was essential.

Maybe we should eliminate paper bags as well. It saves trees.
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Old 09-09-2019, 06:56 AM
 
Location: Fort Payne Alabama
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I do believe you are making that up.


I recall some stores put paper bags inside of plastic, made little sense.
I can't believe you don't remember when paper bags were bad as they destroyed our forests. Maybe you are just too young!
I personally think we need to move away from plastic or at least come up with a compound that degenerates over a reasonable amount of time. I would have no problems if they eliminated plastic bags. You see them blowing all over the landscape, along the side of the road, even struck up in trees.
Oh and by the way, I am no radical Lefty either!
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Old 09-09-2019, 06:59 AM
 
Location: Somewhere out there.
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Good grief, you had to buy a paper bag??

The horror!!!!


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Old 09-09-2019, 07:08 AM
 
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Go ahead and ban them, I'll just go back to flinging the cats poo over the neighbors fence rather than scooping it into repurposed plastic bags
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Old 09-09-2019, 07:18 AM
 
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Plastic has only been commonly available for about 100 years. I wound how we managed for the 200,000 years before that?


In the mean time, there is over 8 billion tons of plastic in the world.


300 million tons are produced each year. 8 million tons end up in the ocean each year.


Over 50% produced is used for a very brief period and then discarded.


Plastic can take as much as a 1,000 years to decompose.
Yet most of that is from a couple of SE Asian countries, in which the US and global community is doing zilch about other than taking actions against its own people who all in all, contribute a trivial amount to the problem.

How about some real government action, the US bans all products from those countries and put sanctions on them until they reduce their plastic waste? Until I see that, I will view any talk of concerns as BS.
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Old 09-09-2019, 07:27 AM
 
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Good grief, you had to buy a paper bag??

The horror!!!!


^^^First world problems by the OP. Especially sad\ironic as we see the Bahamas situation.
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Old 09-09-2019, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, MISSOURI
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What problem are they trying to solve?
How about this?
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...-microplastics
https://www.npr.org/2019/03/18/70447...ng-but-plastic
https://www.sciencedaily.com/release...0725092521.htm

And many, many more.

Cons are so fixated on attacking liberals for pretty much anything that liberals complain about it doesn't seem to occur to them that their complaints may actually be legitimate.
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