Potato bags. The way to go.
They should start using rice bags (the bigger ones, not the several oz ones). They're generally made of the sturdier, weaved plastics and it lasts forever.
Re taxes> I don't like the idea of taxes. Next thing you know, they'll be having an air tax so the monies can be used to clean up the smog. :<
idk what its like in the States, but around here you can buy these reusable cloth bags from the grocery stores and you can just put your shopping in them when u buy stuff. They're p strong and you can fit a lotta shit in there so they're p good.
We have them as well but most people only have one or two but buy like 8 bags with of stuff. And from a retail point of view they aren't all to convienent because we are taught that you don't put any kind of chemical product I the same bag as a food item even if both are sealed up tight. So if some one brings in one bag and buys a gallon of bleach and say some produce what do I do?
It would not bother me if I had a self bagging area but I am the one bagging it all so I get blamed if anything happens.
The sizes aren't that great either and I hear from a lot of customers that its a hassle to remember to bring the bags along with them.
doesnt the grocery store have stickers for products too big to put in the bags? Couldn't they put that on the bottle of bleach and just leave it in the cart?
I love the cloth bags: some places give you them for free. If not, they don't cost much and they're really handy. I personally prefer paper, because even if you reuse your plastic bags, they're gonna wear in time, and then you have to throw them out. Then it takes 500 years for them to biodegrade, that's if any oxygen can get to them. Not that paper is much better, because of destroying carbon sinks and they also can only biodegrade if oxygen can reach them (which doesn't happen much in a land fill,) but I can use them for leaf compost or rip them up and put them in my own compost pile.
I bet those potato bags are pretty cool though.
Isn't it just like that smoking causes death, knowing that even people smoke everyday.
Vehicles causes pollution, knowing that even people buy personal cars.
And plastic is in that similar condition now. May be it will just take a hell lot of years to REALIZE ALL THESE .
More specifically 'disposable' plastic is the issue. Technically all plastic is disposable, but you won't go throw your 500 dollar phone away like you will a plastic bag. I think the big issues just pop up when toxic stuff becomes highly disposable, or has a negative output. But then again, it is really convenient.