China is the first country to ban plastic bags,clames it will save 37 million barrels of oil. San Francisco's ban saves 5 million bags a month. I was in Hong Kong last weekend and they have already started, went to gro. store and had a choice,pay .50 cents per bag or buy a cloth bag that can be used over and over. Cloth bag was only $2... Get ready fokes it won't be long, unless the plastic bag industry had friends in D.C.....
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I'm all for the plastic bag ban.

There is not a fence around here that is not garlanded with tattered plastic bags. They are THE biggest litter problem there is.

As a society, we have been irresponsible with them. We do not recycle them, and we let them go free into the environment, where they last for years.

Not too soon for me.

DF
Publix is selling them now for 99 cents. I've bought a couple so far and each one seems to hold about the same as 2-3 plastic bags. I also am using the hot/cold bags for cold/frozen items-have 2 large and one small of those.

It feels good to be doing a little bit to save the environment Razzer.
If Wal Mart is attracting such a large amount of thieving scum, then they may need to do whatever it takes to cut down shrinkage.

It's kind of funny how Wal Mart, back in the 80's, was 'Buy American' and all of that, and now they're pretty much over that all of that crap. (sarcasm)
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Originally posted by jesspow:
Walmart also has (or used to have) a recycle bin by the front door to return your plastic bags. I'm not sure if they do or not anymore. But their cloths bags looked small.


Recycle?..... probably for second use so they dont have to buy more......
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Originally posted by TheTotalTruth:
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Originally posted by jesspow:
Walmart also has (or used to have) a recycle bin by the front door to return your plastic bags. I'm not sure if they do or not anymore. But their cloths bags looked small.


Recycle?..... probably for second use so they dont have to buy more......


Probably they are melted down, and the plastic is re-used. Could wind up in more bags, carpet, coke bottles, or whatever. Takes a lot less energy to recycle. Especially true with aluminum cans.

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