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I think we should
Well, unless you want to pay for them.
It works. It's a GOOD IDEA.
Could levy a tax of 4-5p though
It's a good idea considering how often I don't need a bag but get given one anyway. Particularly in Subway where the amount of packaging you're given is ridiculous.
Introduce a levy, like they have in Ireland? Yes.
as you may not always have a bag with you or enough bags. Charging for them will just make the shops make money out of it, as it does not cost them anywhere near 5p or even 1p to make each one. So just carry on giving out free ones, I don't see the massive issue or what really it will achieve.
but they will still cover their costs and they'll save cash by not making so many plastic bags either way. They aren't in it for the charity or for the environment that's for sure.
if I want a carrier bag to take my shopping home in, the least the supermarket can do is provide me with one free. I'd take them more seriously if they got rid of all pointless packaging in their producst for a start. There is probably ten times more plastic inside the shopping bag than in the flimsy carrier I'm given. Then maybe they should make us pay to park to drive down petrol used. Or pay to use their shopping trolleys or baskets, they are an awful waste of wire mesh.
pretty much. They should at least tackle what is by far the biggest waste of plastic rather than making us either pay for carrier bags or reuse all the time.
unpack his shopping and get rid of all unecessary packaging (decanting tomatoes into his hemp bag, pulling cling film off stuff etc) and then stick all the excess packaging in their bin.
I thought that was a good idea. I might start doing that.
given that they're likely to just throw it all away, whereas if he'd taken it home he could at least have recycled it.
Also he sounds like the kind of furiously passive-aggressive jerk who's going to end up with an aneurysm (speaking as someone who often worries about going out the same way).
Probably keeps his belly button lint in jars, labelled for each year.
If you don't want to change anything, a "no" would suffice.
There's still plenty of space in Britain's kitchen drawers for used ones.
Queuing at the green till (bring your own bags) behind Peter Crouch and Clancy. They hadn't brought their own bags and just bought a load of those 10p thicker plastic bags for life. Which they no doubt treated as disposable. Which is even worse environmentally. So levee is bollocks.
Just shoot people without their own bags (apart from my mum).
Balonz speaks out about Hurricane Katrina several years too late
It was dry.
question the ongoing integrity of that levee
looks like plastic but isn't plastic bag? someone should bloody do that
If the day comes that it's cheaper to use those than it is to stick with the regular kind, I'm sure the supermarkets will all switch over.
Mine all just get thrown under the kitchen sink. There's always a bag there if you need it.
It's good for storing them, but when you go to use one it's all stretched and a funny shape.
that has bottles of water, a hi-vis jacket, a blanket, a dog bowl, a pair of trainers and a tyre inflator.
Ooo... Who have I got today? Sainsbury's. I fancy my chances at getting through to the next round. You? Oh, Tesco bag for life. You'd do well to take it to a replay.
Ah, you're right.
and on its own it would be counterproductive, in that it convinces people that something is being done, when in fact a total attitude change is needed, but as part of a raft of measures, then yes......although its too late
they are durable and useful for carrying stuff around in, banning them would be like taking a step back into the dark ages.
stone age cultures would be blown away by their usefulness.....thing is that it requires higher tech to produce it and higher tech societies can provide other methods whereby the usefulness of plastic bags is not as phenominal.
its the height of human ingenuity, nothing compares to a good plastic bag.
or collective bunches of plastic bags have.
Unblocking a toilet as a makeshift glove
That's all I can manage.
It is now certainly clear to me, that there is no finer tool for suffocating certain people with
Another reason we don't need plastic carrier bags.
maybe a levy could be used to help fund the development of cheap and biodegradable bags.
its a salve that soothes the itch that we feel something should be done, thus possibly preventing serious and proper change, because people/govs are want to slip back into apathy of inaction.....i.e. the purpose of such small actions is to scratch the itch in concience, not to actually stop waste/pollution/environmental degradation in a meaningful way....its a sop
its fine to have bans (but the opposite of fine to have the banning authority have this as a plus point in their favour which then protects them (to a degree) from accusations that they are not greening up more in other areas, and thus allow them to continue to think that they can be slack overall)
of course people can not use bags, of course they can introduce sorts of bans.......but its the subconcious purpose for which bans are likely to be introduced, that i am worried about
Carrying stuff back from the shops in paper bags isn't convenient, and taking your own bags with you immediately marks you out as a massive life victim.
Charge 5p, 10p, 20p, whatever, i don't mind paying it.
in an attempt to mask the real damage that's being done to the environment. and to make smug liberals feel smug.
but yeah, I don't see the harm in banning them
90% of the people who come into the shop and want a bag don't think twice about paying the extra 10p, so if almost everyone keeps using them then what's the point in charging for them anyway?
sainsburys will only take sainsburys bags, the bastards.
What kind of ban?
What kind of plastic?
What kind of bags?
Especially in Manchester. You try carrying home your shopping when the rain causes your bag to fall apart in your hands.
you daft fucking spud with too many eyes
Costs 10 cents to get a single paper bag at any shop, not just supermarkets. I don't mind paying when I need a bag but sometimes a plastic one is preferable to a paper one. As of right now, restaurants can still use plastic bags for takeout but they will be forced to solely use paper bags next year.
The shop owners here aren't thrilled about this. By charging 10 cents per bag, paper bags are now considered merchandise instead of supplies and thus taxed.
...that plastic bags are made almost entirely from the recycled "run off" waste from other manufacturing processes. Therefore banning them makes no real sense because the non-biodegradable material would end up in the ground/landfill in non-bag form anyway (in its prior state of mere industrial waste). From what I recall anyway.
Think someone on here once linked to something about it - I've not got time to search for it myself or even verify if the above is at all accurate.