Plastic and Paper bags "outlawed"

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Salty, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. Salty

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    Portland is looking into the same thing.

    I like the idea on the surface, but can you imagine the health issue of checkers handling your bags after handling a hundred other bags during the day. It can't be healthy unless they sanitize them at the door when you carry them in :thumbs:

    If they do it they should reorient check stands so that the customer bags their own - personal opinion!
     
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    I think the bag fee is a brilliant idea. It has worked marvelously in Ireland. Plastic bags hanging on trees and bushes and floating in lakes is a thing of the past.

    Hey, I just went back and read the whole article and we got a mention :) .

    There are no exceptions to the bag 'duty' here. Every shop must charge for them or face a fine. Clothing stores have returned to paper, but we still just take our own bags whenever we go shopping.

    The difference in the environment has been nothing less that astounding.
     
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    I think shutting down the US government printing office would do more for the environment and for liberty!
     

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