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Old 09-08-2019, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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So what's the new battle call for the far right. Make America plastic again. USA USA!
Trump will no doubt be selling plastic bags with the logo, "MAGA" on them and his base will buy them up! LOL!
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Old 09-08-2019, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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So we are no longer concerned about saving trees?
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Old 09-08-2019, 12:20 PM
 
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And I’m thinking to myself this is only the beginning. If any of these fruit cake Democrats get in my wallet is going to be crying...
Entitled much? Pay for your bags.
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Old 09-08-2019, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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How about reusable plastic bags instead of those flimsy film things? When I was in the midwest this summer I shopped at Menards quite a bit. They have pretty substantial plastic bags that could be re-used. You get the durability and convenience handles of plastic. Charge people for new ones to make them bring back the old for re-use. If you turn in a worn out one, you get one free in exchange.
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Old 09-08-2019, 12:25 PM
 
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So we are no longer concerned about saving trees?
Seems many posters either do not remember, or are not old enough to have experienced, the huge hype against paper bags, and how plastic bags were the environmental friendly answer to the paper bag problem.
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Old 09-08-2019, 01:05 PM
 
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Seems many posters either do not remember, or are not old enough to have experienced, the huge hype against paper bags, and how plastic bags were the environmental friendly answer to the paper bag problem.
Just because something was once hyped does not mean it was true.

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The question shouldn’t be whether or not we use bags, because that’s silly. Rather, the question should be: “If we’re going to use the world’s resources, what’s the absolute best product we can make with those resources?”
The trouble with plastic bags is litter. The trouble with paper bags is carbon emissions. Reusable bags are problematic if you don't use them often though. You need to reuse them many times to get the benefit.
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Old 09-08-2019, 01:10 PM
 
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Just because something was once hyped does not mean it was true.



The trouble with plastic bags is litter. The trouble with paper bags is carbon emissions. Reusable bags are problematic if you don't use them often though. You need to reuse them many times to get the benefit.
So, since plastic, climate change, etc, are hyped now, does that mean possibly not true?
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Old 09-08-2019, 01:12 PM
 
Location: STL area
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Thoughts and prayers. You poor thing. Paper bags? The inhumanity.
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Old 09-08-2019, 01:12 PM
 
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So, since plastic, climate change, etc, are hyped now, does that mean possibly not true?
No. It means you should investigate. There are problems with all bags, but we do need bags, so which kind is better for the environment?

Climate change is not *hyped.* It is happening and you can certainly see it if you live in any of the places where it is happening.
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Old 09-08-2019, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Ft. Myers
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So we are no longer concerned about saving trees?

Trees grow back, they are a renewable source. Plastic ends up in our dumps, on our streets, and in the ocean, where it never goes away.

Even if you "don't live near the ocean", a lot of it still ends up there.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CubtcwIZEWc


Good for Home Depot for trying something to help this problem get solved.
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