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November 10, 2006



I think that this is a great idea. It saves the environment while reducing dependence on foreign oil. I think that a ban would not go over well in the US simply because, as a whole, we are lazy people. However, I think that supermarkets should encourage people to use reuseable bags with incentives (like a 5 cent credit for each bag).


Plastic bags should be banned in all stores. I live in Canada and I work at a grocery store and it is extremely frustrating to have to bag peoples' groceries in plastic bags that most of them don't recycle. It kills me.


I think banning plastic bags would be great. I use canvas bags at the grocery store all the time. I've actually found that despite exclusively using canvas bags, I still get quite a build up of plastic bags in my house for some strange reason (maybe due to friends bringing stuff over?). I think the plastic bags must multiply.


Here is a poll, Should plastic grocery bags be banned? Here is the link: http://www.apopularitycontest.com/display_poll.php?ID=5705 Anyone can vote on it.


A ban on plastic bags? Yes.

But why stop there? A ban on plastic bottles too? Look around - it's everywhere. I tried to buy mayo in a glass jar yesterday. No way. Recycle - reschmycle -- at some point, don't we have to stop the proliferation by stopping the proliferation?

I believe plastic is the current environmental 800 pound, toxic (PET) gorilla in the room. It needs to be added to oil dependency and inefficient housing/building as a root cause of environmental peril. Recycling is good but it is really just nibbling at the problem; stopping demand is better, tho some temporary discomfort may be involved (or perceived).

To paraphrase Wm NcDonough, it's not enough to slow from 90 mph to 70 mph *in the wrong direction*. You must go in the right direction, even if slowly.

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