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PLEAST WATCH THE VIDEO--Plastic Wars--The Impact of Plastic Bags


Environment  (tags: green, greenliving, greenproducts, plastic bags, organic, recycling, environment, pollution, world, humans, protection, wildlife, ecosystems, environment, destruction, habitat )

Cal
- 1033 days ago - cnnpresents.blogs.cnn.com
"Plastic Wars" correspondent Amber Lyon finds plastic bags everywhere they should not be - in trees, on streets and even at the bottom of the ocean. She talks to a veterinarian who says he has seen plastic bags in the stomachs of whales, sea lions and do



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Matloob ul Hasan (81)
Sunday October 30, 2011, 9:43 pm
Noted, thanks.
 

Monica D. (580)
Sunday October 30, 2011, 10:27 pm
The world needs more sustainable products.
 

. (0)
Monday October 31, 2011, 6:04 am
Carrier bags should be made from a more environmentally friendly material.
 

Ben Oscarsito (354)
Monday October 31, 2011, 6:16 am
"Plastic Bag Facts; The Scoop On Plastic"
http://www.gogreenstreet.com/plastic-bag-facts-the-scoop-on-plastic/
BTW; -I'll stick to my bag, made from Fair Trade cotton...
 

Roger M. (0)
Monday October 31, 2011, 8:50 am
I've been carrying two strong carrier bags in my shoulder bag for 20 years now, so when they're full it's much as I can carry. If we could just persuade everyone to do this then we'd save literally billions of carrier bags.
 

Dave C. (214)
Monday October 31, 2011, 12:18 pm
Still have cloth bags from the 1980s....still have to educate too many people about the badness of plastic bags.....hope we can get better with time....
 

Bill Eagle (32)
Monday October 31, 2011, 1:07 pm
I believe that the City of Portland Oregon has now outlawed plastic grocery bags.
 

Marianna Molnar Woods (9)
Monday October 31, 2011, 1:12 pm
thanks for sharing
 

MarilynBusy WITHCHARITIES (259)
Monday October 31, 2011, 1:51 pm
I'm seeing too many stores using paper bags, and I wince every time I see one....because it means another tree is gone forever.
They should be making plastic bags with gelatin or something totally degradable so it will dissolve when it rains.
They can send a man to the moon, but can't invent a better plastic bag!

For now it seems better to use plastic if you want to save trees!
 

Lisa Neste (695)
Monday October 31, 2011, 2:45 pm
Plastic bags should be banned everywhere, I don't know what they are waiting for. I always use canvas totes where ever I shop.Thanks for the video Cal.
 

Elvira S. (82)
Monday October 31, 2011, 5:45 pm
I agree with you Marilyn, but can you imagine people standing at the bus stop in the rain with dissolvable grocery bags. Trust me that would be a big problem. I believe in reusable non plastic type of bags.
 

Ronald N. (3)
Monday October 31, 2011, 6:47 pm
The plastic bag industries won't stop. The alternatives exist, but the industry will fight to keep it. This is why I think the petroleum industry continues it's lobbying efforts and has congressmen in the hind pockets. It's truly like this with so many industries and so hard to fight.
 

Bonnie B. (103)
Monday October 31, 2011, 7:17 pm
Noted and shared, thanks, Cal. We seem to be banning them one city at a time. I've been using cloth bags for years...I mean really, we did without them for thousands of years!
 

Colleen L. (2)
Monday October 31, 2011, 8:02 pm
They are pushing to ban them here in CA. I've bought material reuseable bags to go shopping with. I hope they come to there senses. Thanks Cal
 

kye j. (41)
Monday October 31, 2011, 8:21 pm
Plastic bags are dangerous and need to be banned worldwide
 

Angela Weber (27)
Monday October 31, 2011, 9:10 pm
Plastic bags are dangerous, but humans are MUCH more dangerous because we are such a self-centered species.
 

Sylvie Bermannova (39)
Monday October 31, 2011, 9:46 pm
I agree that plastic bags are a big problem. The least people can do is to recycle plastic and not throw it away as litter -- how else would it appear in the ocean? The use of plastic can easily be reduced by using a cloth shopping bag, which I do, etc., but how to avoid all the plastic packaging? Most packaged products come in plastic, which means a lot of garbage, and that should change.
 

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (48)
Tuesday November 1, 2011, 12:33 am
Thanx
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Tuesday November 1, 2011, 12:59 am
Noted. Thanks for this meaningful post.
 

greenplanet e. (157)
Tuesday November 1, 2011, 1:03 am
Plastic bags also create CO2 emissions in their manufacture. I'd be good if they were banned worldwide and alternatives found.
 

June Storer (2)
Tuesday November 1, 2011, 1:51 am
To re-use the same ones over and over seems to be the way to go. We have a scheme (UK)
whereby the store sells you a good strong plastic bag, for a minimal sum, say 10p, and when it wears out they replace it, it takes a long time to wear out. Bag For Life is the name of the scheme.
 

Quanta Kiran (65)
Tuesday November 1, 2011, 3:37 am
Thanks.
 

Dominic Delarmente (33)
Tuesday November 1, 2011, 5:16 am
Thank you Cal for sharing..
 

Fran S. (0)
Tuesday November 1, 2011, 6:14 am
The amount of plastic in our environment is disgusting. The masses of it in the ocean is appalling. Too many people don't seem to care.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 1, 2011, 6:45 am
Earth is not a trash heap.......or is it?
 

Linda Tasa (4)
Tuesday November 1, 2011, 8:05 am
I wish we knew about plastic bag issues years ago, at least we are learning to recycle. I have started using cloth bags, we have them in both vehicles.
 

Hartson Doak (33)
Tuesday November 1, 2011, 10:44 am
Our local Health Food store, Down to Earth, used biodegradable bags. They are available. We need to pressure everyone to use them too.
 

Svetlana B. (18)
Tuesday November 1, 2011, 1:14 pm
Thanks, noted and shared.
 

Donna Hamilton (136)
Tuesday November 1, 2011, 10:26 pm
Have been carrying my own reusable shopping bags for over 20 years, now. Could never understand why others didn't do the same.
 

Alice C. (1797)
Wednesday November 2, 2011, 5:16 am
I keep my reusable bags in my car and refuse plastic bags when shopping.
 

Lori K. (56)
Wednesday November 2, 2011, 12:53 pm
I can't, and don't need, to watch it. Plastic needs to be made illegal! We don't have the right to destroy the planet for the sake of convenience! It is simply NOT that difficult to "Bring your own!"
 

Mm M. (449)
Thursday November 3, 2011, 12:58 am
Thank you Cal for this special Video and I am so sad I missed it on the news!
 

Nancy C. (798)
Sunday November 6, 2011, 8:51 pm
Is not plastic made with gasoline???? C'mon let's stop using them! Wish the biodegradable doggie bags were cheaper. They would be if we all bought them...
 
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