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View Poll Results: Are enviornmental protection actions useful?
Useful, saves the earth 21 36.21%
Neutral 9 15.52%
Feel-good virtue signallin 19 32.76%
Creates more problems than it solves 9 15.52%
Voters: 58. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-06-2022, 10:14 PM
 
Location: West Coast
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Also, most clothing isn't made up of pieces big enough to make bags. A dress or skirt might work, or the backs of a couple of shirts. Tee shirts are too stretchy to make good bags. Pants might make cute small totes, but then you're putting your groceries where somebody's crotch used to be. The legs might work better, but would have to be pieced together, not a "machine" doable job.

Yeah I'm not a fan of using used clothes to make grocery bags from. That cloth is too close to people's skin that they sweat in and some don't wear underwear and some don't half way wash their clothes properly and bacteria builds up over time. Nope, no thank you! LOL
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Old 09-06-2022, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in America
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Grocers receive their products in boxes. Why not use those boxes for delivery instead of reusable bags? The customer recycles the boxes, everyone is happy.
Many items in grocery stores don't come in boxes. They come in reusable plastic totes. This is true particularly of the HBA section of the store. The store/chain reuses those plastic totes over and over.
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Old 09-06-2022, 10:41 PM
 
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I've been using reusable shopping bags for over 15 years. I still have a handful of the original ones I purchased back then and still use them. Yes, I have a lot of reusable bags, but far less than I would collect from a couple of trips to the grocery store. I also use them for different things. I have ones for when I go to quilt shops. I don't want any food leaks/leftovers such as onion peels getting on my new fabric.
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Old 09-07-2022, 06:50 AM
 
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Many items in grocery stores don't come in boxes. They come in reusable plastic totes. This is true particularly of the HBA section of the store. The store/chain reuses those plastic totes over and over.
Those totes are generally used for products that are ordered in quantities less than a case, slow moving items where the store will order 3 or 4 at a time instead of 12 or 24.
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Old 09-07-2022, 09:45 AM
 
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California pushes this re-usable bag thing and makes you pay 10 cents for bags if you don't bring your own. And you see way more trash along the roads there than in states where there is no such bag laws.


"You can lead a horse to water but you cannot make him drink"
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Old 09-07-2022, 12:21 PM
 
Location: The Driftless Area, WI
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"You can lead a horse to water but you cannot make him drink"
The trick is not to lead him to water, but to make him thirsty. He'll take care of it from there himself.

Proper education, not agenda driven propaganda is called for.
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Old 09-07-2022, 12:37 PM
 
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Those totes are generally used for products that are ordered in quantities less than a case, slow moving items where the store will order 3 or 4 at a time instead of 12 or 24.
Like I said they're used in the HBA section of the store quite often. I've worked in grocery stores so I know how many items come in. The store doesn't actually do any ordering. It's all done by the POS systems.
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Old 09-07-2022, 12:44 PM
 
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Like I said they're used in the HBA section of the store quite often. I've worked in grocery stores so I know how many items come in. The store doesn't actually do any ordering. It's all done by the POS systems.
I worked for a grocery chain in the 1990's. I stocked merchandise from those totes quite often. They are used for more than just HBA items. The totes were also used for any obscure or low volume items where it was impractical to order in quantities of 12 or more at one time.
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Old 09-07-2022, 12:45 PM
 
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I worked for a grocery chain in the 1990's. I stocked merchandise from those totes quite often. They are used for more than just HBA items. The totes were also used for any obscure or low volume items where it was impractical to order in quantities of 12 or more at one time.
I've worked in grocery stores more recently. HBA was the most common area of the store to use them. Still is.
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Old 09-07-2022, 12:55 PM
 
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I've worked in grocery stores more recently. HBA was the most common area of the store to use them. Still is.
You do realize different grocery chains can do things differently?
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