Plastic bag bans/regulation/charges
Posted 19 May 2019 - 08:22 AM
Posted 19 May 2019 - 06:01 PM
Paper bags do take a lot of energy to produce. That's why the city has imposed a mandatory charge. Bring your own reusable bag!
I used to get my groceries bagged in plastic. Once home the bags would get put in a drawer and sit there until the drawer got full. Occasionally I would grab a bag for garbage or another use. But ultimately I ended up either tossing most of them or bringing them to be "recycled".
I'll take your (collective) word for it that paper takes more energy to produce than plastic, though I'm surprised by this.
As for plastic bags - every plastic bag we ever brought home soon saw a second life as a garbage bag; it was rare that they ever piled up at all. Now - as we still need just as many garbage bags as before - we have to buy Glad bags instead.
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