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nakman
02-11-2008, 12:12 PM
Thought this was interesting, got sent this today. from: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/graphic/2007/10/03/GR2007100301385.html

art hog
02-11-2008, 03:34 PM
I can get the canvas bags from many wholesale places( the hemp one too if thats your bag:lmao::lmao:) we can put the RS logo on them with Rising Sun 4X4 club making a difference 1 bag at a time.:thumb:

Corbet
02-11-2008, 03:39 PM
I love it when I goto the store to buy 4 items and end up with 4+ bags... :(

But I'm always forgetting to take my reusable bag :mad:

60wag
02-11-2008, 04:16 PM
In Belgium the bags were noticealby absent. Everyone brought their own bags. The store had bags for sale but you had to ask for them and you always bagged the stuff yourself.

corsair23
02-11-2008, 04:21 PM
Interesting info Tim...Here I was thinking I was being responsible by "recycling" my plastic bags and it would appear that that effort is a waste of time...I've always wondered if the "recycling" companies REALLY recycle or not :confused:

Where is Paula Woodward when you need her? :hill:


A lot of European countries have an advantage over us on the whole bag thing...Most of them have their own bags they reuse (Germany for one)...Of course, it is more common as well for them to only shop for 1 or 2 days worth of groceries vs weeks or even a month at a time like a lot of Americans do.

nakman
02-11-2008, 04:26 PM
It would be cool if Home Depot or Lowes would provide some sort of no-bag incentive, like a discount or whatever for reusing an old one, or not using one, etc. It seems that's where most of my bags come from, which I use again for dog crap but definitely not at the rate at which they seem to come in. But if one of them had that incentive that would probably be enough to switch my loyalty over, since right now I go to each about equally. The :Princess: does actually take canvas bags to grocery shop, and our kitchen trash are all from Target.

Still, reading the above makes me feel like we're still all going to hell anyway. If you ever get a chance to see one of those "how paper is made" shows on Discovery or whatever it's pretty amazing, and the water usage is phenomenal.

60wag
02-11-2008, 08:17 PM
Clearly the solution is to get enough dogs so that the input rate matches the output rate.

corsair23
02-12-2008, 12:20 AM
If you ever get a chance to see one of those "how paper is made" shows on Discovery or whatever it's pretty amazing, and the water usage is phenomenal.

x2 - We actually toured a working paper mill in New Zealand years ago...Was a pretty amazing thing to watch the process from start to finish.

Jacket
02-12-2008, 09:42 AM
The annoying thing about this debate is how obviously frustrated the minimum wage cashiers get when you bring your own bags. Obviously not true for everyone, but in many cases you get that "look" like we are putting the cashier out......

KS has nice canvas bags that we use