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Old 09-08-2019, 08:14 AM
 
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And Iím thinking to myself this is only the beginning. If any of these fruit cake Democrats get in my wallet is going to be crying...
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Old 09-08-2019, 08:16 AM
 
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And Iím thinking to myself this is only the beginning. If any of these fruit cake Democrats get in my wallet is going to be crying...
You mean you couldn't put the chinese made HD goods from the Right Wing Founded and Controlled Home Depot Corporation that ran all your local Main Street businesses out of biz.....in a plastic bag...and that is actually making a dent in your budget???

Wow....thanks for the illustration of patriotism and environmentalism. I guess "my wallet" should be put into the Pledge of Allegiance.
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Old 09-08-2019, 08:25 AM
 
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Our city had a ban that lasted less than a year. They decided it was not making a difference. AND, poor people were complaining about the cost of buying bags, they never brought their own bags.
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Old 09-08-2019, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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It did not remind you of when America was great? We had only paper back then, you recall.
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Old 09-08-2019, 08:29 AM
 
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What problem are they trying to solve?
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Old 09-08-2019, 08:30 AM
 
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Our city had a ban that lasted less than a year. They decided it was not making a difference. AND, poor people were complaining about the cost of buying bags, they never brought their own bags.
They have lot of this going on in our area......it's somewhat a phase, but I think it raised some awareness.

What we really need to do is pressure corporations to use more friendly packaging materials and such....and also make it so the total cost of products is paid by the companies and customers. That is, the cradle to grave (replying, disposal) costs....as opposed to "sell it and forget it".

A lot of this is happening. Amazon has lots of stuff in their "no hassle" cardboard packaging and it's far superior to the plastic that you can't easily open.

If there is demand there will be plastic bags made of various other things (hemp, corn) that biodegrade in a few weeks or months. We reuse more of our market bags but only once, so if they degrade in 120 days or so that would be fine.
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Old 09-08-2019, 08:32 AM
 
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What problem are they trying to solve?
This type of thing, I think.
https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/tr...-garbage-patch

Also, the pollution caused by the pumping of oil and the conversion to plastics...etc.

Oil would be best saved for airline fuel and such things....it's not needed to package every single cheap item.
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Old 09-08-2019, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Cape Cod
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I think the plastic bag bans are only a feel good notion by do gooders that will have very little impact on saving the planet when poor countries around the world still dump their trash right into the ocean.



We have had plastic bag bans for a while now in many towns around where I live but we don't have to pay for the alternative paper bag. The paper ones are prone to tearing and they don't have handles that makes carrying them easier.



I think the plastic bag and straw bans are no more than a bucket of water going over Niagra falls.
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Old 09-08-2019, 08:33 AM
 
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Really? Where is this? I am about to go to Home Depot.
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Old 09-08-2019, 08:47 AM
 
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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...
Many on the left are so stupid.

Do you remember when they were AGAINST paper bags and whined and cried about how "bad" they were for the environment because of all the tress that had to be cut down to produce the bags?

They are too ignorant to know that the lumber industry RE-plants thousands of seedlings to RESTORE what they cut down. It is like a farmer who reaps his crops then replants. Only an idiot would destroy what the need to stay in business.

And of course to save the spotted owl? Which re-appeared after the cuttings took place.

THEY forced the industry to move to plastic. Look how that worked out. NOW they say plastic is bad.

They can't think past their own biases which is why they have zero credibility with many and we are now in this situation. THEY CREATED IT!
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