Monday, September 01, 2014

The British View on Plastic Bag Bans

The British often surprise me with their viewpoints on various issues. Here's a look at how they view plastic "single use" shopping bags compared to alternatives.


At 5:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah a cotton bag wouldn't be any better if it wasn't reused. I think the article is misleading and biased. Sure I use a plastic bag to pick up dog poop but there are lots of sources beside grocery packing. The fact is these things blow all over the place, only photodegrade into smaller bits and are unnecessary. The best bags are those ones from Trader Joes that cost 99cents. Stiff, long lasting, the right size and yes, plastic.

At 6:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Geez, a golden opportunity for a hemp-bag industry which might spur the legalization and an alternate usage for pot. Except for that durn water problem. Well, I'm sure Malaysia can jump on it if China can't. But I agree with #1. Plastic bags are everywhere. All over the highway, along and in the rivers - take a look at the high water areas in the trees along the Eel in the winter months or early spring around Fernbridge all the way down to Rio Dell. Disgusting.
One can only shudder at what SoCal looks like, land of the endless strip mall.

At 8:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You will find that we are not given a choice between plastic or paper bags in the UK its either free single use plastic or plastic bags for life which you pay for c$1.

Even the home delivery options for supermarkets insist on using the free plastic ones - so its less of our view on using an ethical bag more the lack of choice!

I for one would love the paper bags - its a bigger issue that the retail industry and government need to face head on.

As far as dog shit bags plenty of those on the market - shouldn't be using a shop one IMO!

Blimey Limey


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