Plastic Bag Ban

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Re: Plastic Bag Ban

Postby CactusHugger » Thu Dec 31, 2015 8:16 am

President Obama signs legislation banning microbeads
Although I'm in favor of this legislation banning microbeads, I'm against banning plastic bags. The solution with plastic bags is for people just to be responsible. Microbeads are a whole lot more difficult to deal with.
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Re: Plastic Bag Ban

Postby MojaveMike » Fri Jan 01, 2016 12:54 pm

City of Sacramento ban on plastic bags starts today :wtf:
Paper bags will still be available, but the city of Sacramento requires that customers be charge ten cents per bag used!
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Re: Plastic Bag Ban

Postby camel » Thu Jan 07, 2016 8:43 am

It's been said before, but it's worth repeating: Reusable bags DO NOT save resources! The material it takes to make disposable plastic bags is so negligible that it literally takes well over one hundred disposable bags to equal the amount of material which goes into a single reusable bag. Most reusable bags will not last one hundred reuses and so it makes more sense from an environmental and a resource point of view to stick with disposable bags.
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Re: Plastic Bag Ban

Postby blackturtle.us » Sun Jan 10, 2016 7:44 pm

HELIUM BALLOONS :curse:
Plastic bags aren't nearly as big a problem as are helium balloons. It's rare that I see a plastic bag while hiking in Searles Valley or Panamint Valley. However, I see at least one deflated helium balloon on almost every hike I go on. TODAY I SAW FOUR! I pick them up when I see them and then I dispose of them properly when I return home after the hike. I wish that people would be more careful about allowing helium balloons to float away. I'd ban helium balloons way before I'd even think about banning plastic grocery bags!
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Re: Plastic Bag Ban

Postby James Sel » Sun Jan 10, 2016 10:39 pm


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Re: Plastic Bag Ban

Postby hokey smokes » Mon Jan 11, 2016 7:13 am

HELIUM BALLOONS: You sound like a bit of a party pooper, blackturtle.us. Not that I disagree. You make a good point actually about helium balloons being worse than plastic grocery bags. If it were up to me I'd ban neither. Neither are enough of a problem to warrant a ban.
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Re: Plastic Bag Ban

Postby dilbert » Fri Jan 15, 2016 7:51 am

James Sel: That's the best use for plastic bags I've ever seen. What I don't get is whether this is just a silly internet meme or if there was supposed to be some kind of environmental message.
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Re: Plastic Bag Ban

Postby James Sel » Fri Jan 15, 2016 11:29 pm

I don't know what its all about but well IDK
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Re: Plastic Bag Ban

Postby CactusHugger » Sun Mar 13, 2016 7:40 am

Newly Discovered Strain Of Bacteria Can Eat Plastic
Rather than resorting to a ban, look into creative ways of solving the problem.
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Re: Plastic Bag Ban

Postby JanuaryJones » Tue Apr 26, 2016 6:31 am

We've made it a few more months and we still have plastic bags! Hopefully the muckity mucks in SACK-ramento don't get their way. You'd think people from SACK-ramento would be on the side of the bags and not against them!
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