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Paper or plastic? 2 years 8 months ago #16

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I hope you're not burning the plastic bags. That releases major toxins into the air. I have switched to reusable bags, for the most part. I also reuse any plastic bags I do get as trash bags for small cans like in the bathroom or bedrooms.
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Paper or plastic? 2 years 8 months ago #17

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Reusable bags are fine if you remember to take them with you when you go shopping! I don't care about the cost if I have to pay for a plastic bag, but I don't want to store hundreds at home. Now I take spares to the local thrift store, who appreciate them more than I do.
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Paper or plastic? 2 years 10 months ago #18

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That's a very good idea. I have tried to go to reusable bags, but it can be hard.
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Paper or plastic? 2 years 10 months ago #19

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I live in the northeast and most places use plastic bags. I haven't switched to reusable bags because I use the plastic bags as trash bags for my burnables. Living as far out in the country as I do makes burning trash a necessity, so that's how I deal with the plastic nasties.
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Re: Paper or Plastic? 2 years 10 months ago #20

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I would say most of the places in the south are unfortunately plastic.
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Re: Paper or Plastic? 6 years 7 months ago #21

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Most stores use paper here in Portland, Oregon. Fred Meyer (aka Kroger) pretty much set the stage for this here...
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Re: Paper or Plastic? 10 years 3 weeks ago #22

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Great! Anything to save the planet!:white-flag:
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Re: Paper or Plastic? 10 years 3 weeks ago #23

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Eco-friendly?

Yes
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Re: Paper or Plastic? 10 years 3 weeks ago #24

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Eco-friendly?
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Re: Paper or Plastic? 10 years 3 weeks ago #25

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Paper definitely some stores have even converted to the recycled bags that bares the store name which is great
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10 years 3 weeks ago #26

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Here is a link to a story I read on Yahoo. It is a very interesting story about how the government in LA and SF are banning plastic shopping bags.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080723/ts_alt_afp/usenvironmentpollutionplasticbags

I think it is a step in the right direction. I wish the rest of the country would ban them. Maybe one day...
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