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#430689 - 06/27/08 01:01 AM Re: Do you reuse your shopping bags? [Re: joanj]
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Registered: 06/06/08
Posts: 41
Reusing the shopping bags is really good idea.Reusing will save our resource .But on the other hand this reused plastic also hazardous to be use .proper care should be taken.

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#430719 - 06/27/08 06:10 AM Re: Do you reuse your shopping bags? [Re: joanj]
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Here in Arlington, TX we soon won't have a choice about our shopping bags. The city council voted to ban plastic bags from stores.

I used them to scoop up after my dogs when I take them walking so now what? Go buy the special plastic bag rolls of doggie bags in a pet store? seems like that's defeating the purpose.

I've looked into biodegradable bags for doggie waste but they are expensive. Anyone have an idea on what to use?
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#431934 - 07/01/08 02:24 PM Re: Do you reuse your shopping bags? [Re: joanj]
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Registered: 10/26/07
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Joan, that is such a good point! What is the point of creating a new demand for bags?

Maybe a good compromise would be if storekeepers asked first if customers actually wanted a bag? Then dog owners could say yes, i'll be recycling mine!

#431936 - 07/01/08 02:27 PM Re: Do you reuse your shopping bags? [Re: BellaShorts]
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I use cloth bags, only thing is there big, and they pack them real heavy. even when i ask them not to pack them so heavy i am so glad i don't have to carry them up a hill or a lot of steps
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#431958 - 07/01/08 04:06 PM Re: Do you reuse your shopping bags? [Re: M o e]
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Moe, that is a very interesting lens. Is a lens like a mini-blog?

#432000 - 07/01/08 07:03 PM Re: Do you reuse your shopping bags? [Re: JMBusinessOwners]
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Registered: 07/01/08
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I avoid using plastic bags but when I do use them I reuse them as garbage bags

#432445 - 07/03/08 02:03 AM Re: Do you reuse your shopping bags? [Re: JMBusinessOwners]
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Registered: 10/16/05
Posts: 61
Loc: USA
No. I save the bags and bring them to Wal-Mart or Central Market, both stores recycle them.

I also have cloth bags for food shopping and am still not use to bring them into the stores.
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#439107 - 07/28/08 11:34 PM Re: Do you reuse your shopping bags? [Re: JMBusinessOwners]
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Registered: 07/28/08
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yes i do:)
hmmmmmmmmmmm some time reused items squeeze your budget.do you want to have an attraction towards refurbished items??????No?????

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#439897 - 07/31/08 09:55 PM Re: Do you reuse your shopping bags? [Re: Sheen]
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Registered: 10/08/05
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I save them but end up using them as garbage bags in the bathrooms etc. I use empty 4L (1 gallon) milk jugs by cutting a hole in the side to store the bags. The jug can hold a lot of bags and make them easy to store. I keep one in the trunk for when I go to the Real Canadian Superstore to get groceries because they don't have bagging services and I don't want to buy more bags.

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#440940 - 08/04/08 11:13 AM Re: Do you reuse your shopping bags? [Re: JMBusinessOwners]
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Registered: 08/01/08
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If you have plastic bags re-use them otherwise your washing basket serves the purpose. The plain green bags do the trick especially if you have to walk. If you can afford to buy a green at a buck each once a week it will benefit us all in the long run. Plastic bags should be phased out altogether. Designer grocery bags? How ludicrous!

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