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#1981 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 29 March 2020 - 02:06 PM

lots of cities do that.  montreal.  toronto.


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Posted 29 March 2020 - 02:11 PM

lots of cities do that.  montreal.  toronto.


Yeah but I remember New York City’s piles a lot higher.

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Posted 29 March 2020 - 02:20 PM

The number of "single use" plastic bags that are going to get distributed by the end of the plague, much to the chagrin of Her Worseship, is one of the few silver linings in all this mess.  :)


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Posted 29 March 2020 - 02:35 PM

The number of "single use" plastic bags that are going to get distributed by the end of the plague, much to the chagrin of Her Worseship, is one of the few silver linings in all this mess.  :)


Best not to rub it in too much.

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Posted 29 March 2020 - 02:46 PM

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#1986 rjag

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Posted 29 March 2020 - 02:59 PM

 

New York City have for example I guess because they have no room for dumpsters they just pile massive mountains of garbage bags out on the sidewalk which often break open and spew trash and bags all over and into the waterways surrounding it (also usually oozing all over the sidewalk) and I think a general lack of caring because there’s already trash everywhere.

 

 

Thats normal for denser cities with older buildings. My daughter lives in central London and she puts her trash out on the sidewalk every other night. The cleanup crews hit every street pretty well every night. People put old tvs. chairs and mattresses out on the street and they are all picked up


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Posted 29 March 2020 - 03:09 PM

Bigger and more oozing in New York.

#1988 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 29 March 2020 - 03:23 PM

a few years back i asked someone back east if they had taken their christmas tree for chipping yet.  they were like "what are you talking about?" 

 

same thing they just throw it out with the trash it gets taken away.



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Posted 29 March 2020 - 03:34 PM

a few years back i asked someone back east if they had taken their christmas tree for chipping yet.  they were like "what are you talking about?" 
 
same thing they just throw it out with the trash it gets taken away.


It ain’t no christmas trees in those new york trash bags.
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Posted 04 August 2020 - 01:23 PM

How do people feel about Quality Food's new bags? I think they've had them for about a month now (maybe longer) and they look like plastic bags and contain the same handles (actually feel a little tougher) but are compostable and even have printed on them you can use them as the green compost bin liner so we've been doing that and haven't had to buy new ones in a while. I haven't personally gone there since they got these bags so I don't know what they charge (if anything) and their website hasn't been updated to list them though. 



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Posted 04 August 2020 - 07:12 PM

They charge 10 cents per bag, reasonable.
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#1992 Jacques Cadé

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Posted 12 September 2020 - 01:44 PM

The province is approving the no-plastic bag bylaws already on the books in Victoria, Saanich, and other municipalities, and "laying the groundwork" to allow local governments to ban other types of plastic products. "The Province is proposing to draft a new regulation under the Community Charter to allow local governments to ban single-use plastics, such as shopping bags, plastic straws and polystyrene foam take-out containers, without requiring provincial approval." https://news.gov.bc....0ENV0051-001715



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Posted 12 September 2020 - 01:49 PM

So, when Covid hit, we were told bringing our own bags was bad and dome stores eouldn't allow them. And now we're being told they're fine again?
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#1994 Nparker

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Posted 12 September 2020 - 04:11 PM

So, when Covid hit, we were told bringing our own bags was bad and dome stores wouldn't allow them. And now we're being told they're fine again?

Yup. Masks will protect us from everything.


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#1995 UDeMan

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Posted 12 September 2020 - 06:56 PM

Other single use plastics
- drug needles
- naloxone kits
- dime bags
- methodon cups
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Posted 13 September 2020 - 07:14 AM

I'd like to know when stores like Thriftys are going to take our pop bottle returns. We've been paying the deposit since March but can't return them to the store. Not everyone can drive miles to the bottle depot. Also it seems that milk containers will also be getting a deposit. I know stores don't like taking back anything milky due to smell. What will the stores do?



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Posted 13 September 2020 - 07:32 AM

Can Bonnie Henry now ban the bag ban?


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Posted 13 September 2020 - 08:47 AM

Even in non-pandemic times, do you really want customer-owned containers (reusable mugs, etc..) being handled by food service staff and coming into contact with food and beverage serving equipment? 

 

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#1999 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 13 September 2020 - 08:53 AM

rinsing milk containers will just mean more water use.


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Posted 13 September 2020 - 09:32 AM

In order to keep smells down in my recycling tub, I thoroughly rinse all plastic, metal and glass items (although the latter no longer gets recycled, it still sits in the same tub until I take everything to the recycling/garbage bins in my condo's parking garage). I suspect there isn't much of a net environmental gain in the entire process, but since optics are more important than actual benefit these days, I am good with the situation as is. I learned this in "Virtue Signalling 101".

I am also going to have to buy plastic garbage bags again (instead of reusing grocery bags) so there's another draw on the environmental front.


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