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The Plastic Bag Ban


Green Lifestyle  (tags: environment, eco-friendly, greenliving, protection )

Cher Away
- 485 days ago - greenerideal.com
Every day more is being done to protect the environment. What was once a task left up to the individual is now becoming something that entire municipalities are examining. Cities, counties and states are working together to help reduce waste,



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Tammy Baxter (9)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 6:29 am
thanks
 

Carol D. (104)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 7:42 am
Lots of places now charge to have a plastic bag but not enough They need to do away with them altogether


Noted
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 7:50 am
Great article. Thanks for sharing, Plastic bags need to be banned.
 

jeanne schreurs (200)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 8:00 am
http://inhabitat.com/19-year-old-student-develops-ocean-cleanup-array-that-could-remove-7250000-tons-of-plastic-from-the-worlds-oceans/
 

Kit B. (277)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 9:03 am

Stores charging for paper bags, what a con.
 

Bruno Moreira (61)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 10:48 am
noted thanks
 

Jo S. (481)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 12:30 pm
I couldn't agree more. After hurricane Sandy came our way this your I got a very good lesson on just how plastic doesn't biodegrade. It seems to me if nothing is done about it right away my great, great grandchildren will be seeing the very things I saw. noted & signed, thanks Cher.
 

Christeen Anderson (483)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 12:35 pm
We need to return to paper bags or use recycle bags.
 

Joy Mcronald (127)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 1:20 pm
We do need to change, but using paper bags would mean losing our trees.. We all need to use recycled bags, I keep mine in my car...
 

Birgit W. (140)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 1:26 pm
Thanks, we all can use our own bags to go shopping.
 

Elizabeth M. (66)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 1:51 pm
Thanks Cher. We should all be using our own bags. In our town at the grocery stores, if you need a plastic bag - the charge is 5 cents.
 

Gerry W. (0)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 2:00 pm
Asia is very bad as foods and drinks are sold in plastic bags and they get thrown on the streets and finish up in the sea. Any plastic bag or wrapping should be the fast decomposing type.
 

Susan Allen (221)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 2:16 pm
Noted and shared
 

Audrey B. (0)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 2:38 pm
I agree recycleable bags, I keep them in my car, when I bring them in the house to empty my purchases, I put them on my door handle of the house, so as I exit I do not forget to put them back in the car. I actually like using them.

All this plastic, even along side our roadways, it does not look nice at all, plus its so bad for marine life and outdoor animals.
 

Vera Taylor (46)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 2:40 pm
I agree with Birgit W.!! The best thing to do is to use cloth bags. Even an old pillow case would be better then plastic bags or paper bags, though at this time I would hope most paper bags are made from recycled paper.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (452)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 2:53 pm
When I see people leaving the grocery store with 20 plastic bags, so often, I want to walk up to them and say, here is 2,00, invest in a cloth bag which are hung from every isle. Even the Dollar Store sells them! There is absolutely no excuse, except for laziness, ignorance, or just outright uncaring.
 

Brian M. (145)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 2:56 pm
That's a good idea. It's like paying it forward. The question is would such people, if given them freely, actually use the reusable totes?
 

Sherri O. (257)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 3:51 pm
Good article. Thanks, Cher.
 

gillian brown b. (69)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 3:55 pm
Noted,thanks.
 

lori c. (29)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 4:39 pm
these cursed things need to be banned, they are a menace on the earth
 

Melissa M. (0)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 8:46 pm
Eliminate them, even at the department stores! People bring their own bags in Europe or walk out without a bag... and we thought we "Americans" are so modern! Ha Ha. Save the petroleum for your vehicles... for a while longer and save the trees for our kids to climb bring a reusable cloth bag (wash it occasionally).
 

Gvapo T. (22)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 1:42 am
thanks cher
plastic bags should be eliminated
 

Jelena L. (8)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 5:01 am
thanks
 

Natalie S. (9)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 10:34 am
I think supermarkets are the worse offenders. Ever since plastic carrier bags have come at a fee, usage of bags at our supermarkets has gone down dramatically and if customers are caught without a bag, they normally opt for a carton to carry their purchases to the car. It's good to read that initiatives to cut down on plastic bag usage are slowly but surely taking effect.
 

Gabriele R. (29)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 10:56 am
There is no excuse not to bring your own bag if going shopping.Thanks for the article.
 

Sandra Patterson (60)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 12:57 pm
banning plastic bags should be mandatory in all states,noted
 

Shanti S. (0)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 1:32 pm
Thank you.
 

Carol H. (229)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 4:15 am
noted, thanks Cher
 

Edgar Zuim (48)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 7:24 am
The use of plastic bags should be abolished. It is a matter of world conscience. I use of mine fabric bag when I go shopping, at least I am doing my part, and all the ones that have conscience should collaborate. It is so easy.
 

Melissa M. (0)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 9:39 pm
It's about time. Most people don't need a bag for the items they buy. Bringing a re use bag is so easy.
If you don't bring a bag to many stores in Europe you walk out with the items in your arms...
 
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