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Are we doing our part??

Discussion in 'Other Discussions' started by PJ, Aug 27, 2008.

  1. PJ

    PJ Active Member

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    Paper, plastic or cloth?
    (Once in the sideshow, use the scroll bar on the right side of the small screen to advance.)

    IMHO, everyone everywhere should view this. If there’s someone you can pass it on to, please don’t hesitate.

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    Thanks for posting that!

    We bought and have used cloth bags for a couple years, but quite consistently, I forget to take them with me. This is a good reminder, although even when I remember, I forget to actually take them in the store.

    But I'd bet anything that if I had to pay for the plastic bags, I'd be remembering the cloth ones a whole lot more! They're so cheap to buy...only one dollar out here, and I haven't had one wear out or break on me in two years. (then again maybe they would if I remembered them more)
     
  3. PJ

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    Same here Gina; we have cloth bags but sometimes forget them at home or in the car. I'll remember after seeing pics of the deceased wildlife and sealife from attempting to eat the bags. What a crying shame! :tear:

    And not only that, but the oil it must take to produce all those bags! :eek:
    We can't afford NOT to use cloth bags at that rate.
     
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  4. Gwen

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    I have been meaning to buy a cloth bag. I've seen them around in Walmart, Publix,etc., but just haven't bought one. Now it's on my list as a reminder.

    Thanks, PJ!
     
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    I bought 5 yesterday at Wal-Mart for $1.00 each and I was very surprised at how much each one of them held!

    The plastic bags I do have, I recycle by using them as bags in our many wastebaskets throughout the house. They won't blow around as much as empty ones when put in the trash.

    I always ask for paper at the stores that have them, but from now on, it's cloth for me!

    I also have a mesh bag that I can use when going clothes shopping. I keep my crocheting in it, but they are so cheap to buy, I'm going to get a couple more of them.
     
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    I'm not into green or anything, but I just couldn't take those little animals. So I'll be buying a few cloth bags too. Wonder if their responsible for the video, lol.
    How many items it will hold is going to depend on if you bag or the store bags your items. If they it will hold 2 or 3 items. If I do, It'll hold everything, only need one, lol.
     
  7. PJ

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    Hi donnA,

    I have WalMart cloth bags and just one will hold 2-3 plastic bags. Not sure about the other store's bag sizes, but WalMart's are definitely large.

    And for those of us who shop first one grocery store and then the other, Walmart's bags have a very small "WalMart" tag sewed into one seam on the bag. It's not written all over the bag, so we won't need feel embarrassed carrying them from one store to the other. :)
     
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    Well, I forgot my bags in the car ... AGAIN! But this time, went back out to get them. They fit so much more anyway. I spent $199.56 at the grocery last week and stuffed all 8 bags. BLICK!! :eek:
     
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    My husband said no to the bags.
     
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    Been doing the cloth bag thing here for several years :)
     
  11. donnA

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    Maybe if I show him the video?
     
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    About 4 years ago here Ireland was the island of plastic bags. Volunteerism didn't work so the government put 15c (about 20 US cent) levy on every plastic bag. Today the levy is 22c (about 30 US cent).

    Problem solved, almost overnight. No more plastic bags :).
     
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    As some here may know, I have a small wool shop in my town. When I took over about 18 months ago, there were a few plastic bags in the shop purchased by the previous owner. I used them for rubbish containers, and have been making cloth bags out of material pattern books, kindly donated (after much scrounging on my behalf) by a local soft furnishing store. I charge £1 for them and donate it all to the Wales Air ambulance which is a much needed service here in Wales and who run on donations only. They have received well over £100 from this effort, it would be more , only most of my regular customers re-use them, for grocery shopping and return visits to my shop,which is a good thing.
    Gwyneth
     
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    I like it! :thumbs:
     
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