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Old 08-08-2008, 12:34 PM   #11
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I can recycle my plastic bags at Wal-Mart as well. Plus I use the plastic ones as trash can liners and it prevents me from buying even more plastic to put in the landfill. I wonder though, if everyone used cloth bags, if the prices of food would go down a little because the grocery store wouldn't have to pay for bags?
I keep spare trash cans in the bathroom, but no liners. When time to empty (which I do often, I don't wait till it is full), I dump in the main trash and rinse out the bathroom can. I also make a point not to put anything wet in the small cans. I usually take that to the kitchen trash.
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Old 08-08-2008, 01:06 PM   #12
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DH goes to a lot of conferences, so I use the nice canvas bags he's collected from those. I think I have 7 or 8 of them. They're much easier to manage because with the long handle straps, I can hang them from my shoulders.

I think a bigger problem than filling landfills is that plastic bags get loose and get blown into waterways, where they kill animals that eat them - the bags block their intestines. More info, and other reasons not to use plastic bags (except for trash, imo - you gotta use something!), here: Reusable Bags - The Real Cost of "Free"
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Old 08-08-2008, 01:11 PM   #13
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I think a bigger problem than filling landfills is that plastic bags get loose and get blown into waterways, where they kill animals that eat them - the bags block their intestines.
And they get loose in my yard. My house is about two blocks from the local landfill. I end up with a lot of trash in my yard on windy days. Too bad I didn't know that before I bought the house!
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Old 08-08-2008, 01:20 PM   #14
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I don't think the store cares what name is on your bag as long as you are spending your money in their store. I have bags from several stores and I just grab the first one in the back seat.
Well, it's not so much about that, it's about the cat hair on the dark colored bags. You can't wash the bags or they fall apart. That's why I'm looking for better ones that don't cost too much.
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Old 08-08-2008, 01:22 PM   #15
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Well, it's not so much about that, it's about the cat hair on the dark colored bags. You can't wash the bags or they fall apart. That's why I'm looking for better ones that don't cost too much.
Can you vacuum them?
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Old 08-08-2008, 01:39 PM   #16
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Can you vacuum them?
Nope. The hair weaves into the fabric because the fabric is cheap. I am looking for something that holds up to washing.
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Just out of curiosity...how much do these bags cost? Im sure I would need quite a few!!
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Old 08-08-2008, 01:45 PM   #18
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I bet they are easy to make, maybe I should go into business. ;-)
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Old 08-08-2008, 01:51 PM   #19
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I got mine here... they were not too bad, it was worth it to me. Then I have picked up freebies along the way. Even my work sent one out to every employee, it was made out of the plastic pvc bottles.

I love my bags... they are heavy duty and can be washed over and over.
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Old 08-08-2008, 02:14 PM   #20
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Turn the cat hair bags inside out to use, then outside in for cat beds at home.
:) :)
Unless you worry about cat hair on your produce of course.

My problem is that I FORGET THE BAGS AT HOME when I shop.
Just like coupons.
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