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Just Say No! 2 No Bag Day! Tag it and Bag it!

Will you make a fuss over the ridiculous no bag day policy?  

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  • New York state lawmakers have approved a state-wide plastic bag ban, which will go into effect in March 2020.
  • Similar bans are already in effect in California, Hawaii, and more than 32 countries. Some places tax plastic bags in lieu of a ban.
  • Shoppers use 500 billion single-use plastic bags worldwide every year.
  • These bags typically end up in landfills or the ocean. More than 100,000 marine mammals get entangled in plastic bags and die annually.
  • Other cities and companies have also banned single-use plastic straws.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York legislature have approved a new fiscal budget that includes a state-wide ban on single-use plastic bags.

When the ban goes into effect on March 1, 2020, New York will become one of three US states that doesn’t allow these bags. (The others are California and Hawaii.)

“The convenience of plastic bags is simply not worth the environmental impact,” New York State Assembly speaker Carl Heastie told the Associated Press. “By reducing our state’s usage, we will see less litter in our communities and less plastic pollution in our waterways.”

You can get jail time in some countries for using plastic.

Some 127 countries have some form of legalising the control of plastic.

Tens of thousands of marine life die annually from ingesting plastic.

Plastic has already entered OUR food chain.

Plastic can be found in human excrement.

When I was a kid, people managed fine without plastic.

Many countries that have banned plastic manage fine and their environment has improved.

 

Look at Rwanda and the difference it's made to their lives.

 

There are no valid excuses.

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6 minutes ago, HHTel said:

Look at Rwanda and the difference it's made to their lives.

Yeah, I'm looking to move there right away.

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If you really had looked, you wouldn't be making such stupid comments.

 

Some people will never learn and remain 'uneducated'.

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I am always amused to watch dog owners in America following their poopy pooches with a plastic bag over their hand, waiting for the little Rover to drop a dookie. 

 

When little Fido dookies in the park, the owner will pickup the poop and deposit it in the trash.  He doesn't take it to the ocean, or drop it in the street.  He takes care of it properly.

 

Here in Thailand the Thais could give a *$&$&%$& about where the bag goes.  They dump oil into the sewers, litter their country like pigs and then everyone laments that some sea animal buys it due to getting strangled. 

 

Blame the bag.  It's the bag.  Same stupid logic as blame the gun, or the knife.  

 

So let's ban dog dookies or dogs, or bags or anything else that matters not.  

 

But the last thing you want to blame is the litterer.

 

Make everyone else the crook in this equation.  Don't make the people who litter responsible for their littering, just ban the bag so they can't litter anymore.

 

To hell with the rest of us who find utility in something as simple as a plastic bag.

 

And all you do gooders out there, you social justice warriors, do nothing but enable the lawbreaking litterers.

 

Great plan.

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35 minutes ago, 4675636b596f75 said:

Blame the bag.  It's the bag.  Same stupid logic as blame the gun, or the knife.

No one blames , bags, guns, or knives. what people blame is the misuse of the above. 

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1 minute ago, sirineou said:

No one blames , bags, guns, or knives. what people blame is the misuse of the above. 

You are as wrong as you can be.  Banning the bag instead of the litterer is just that.  It's stupid and senseless.

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1 minute ago, 4675636b596f75 said:

You are as wrong as you can be.  Banning the bag instead of the litterer is just that.  It's stupid and senseless.

How about controlling both to the extent that it is feasible 

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9 minutes ago, sirineou said:

How about controlling both to the extent that it is feasible 

The bag doesn't litter by itself.

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1 minute ago, 4675636b596f75 said:

The bag doesn't litter by itself.

and a person does not litter without the bag.

every equation has two sides 

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10 hours ago, 4675636b596f75 said:

I own one of the few Left Hand Drive Cadillac Seville's and without specifically dating my boat, it is from the 80's.  It sports an 8 Cylinder Detroit Engine with a cubic inch displacement that would make John Holmes jealous. 

 

It has been known to attract attention where we go.  And for a boat from the 80's, it gets fantastic mileage too!

 

What I do not understand, is how so many of the social justice warriors we have posting here on TV.  Everyone seems to forget that I get a dual use from my bags.  I love my plastic bags!  I collect them!  Double bag is my motto.  

 

I am a double-bagger!  

 

I am curious, how would you have me dispose of my cat crapola?

Down the toilet? Duh!

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17 minutes ago, sunnyboy2018 said:

Down the toilet? Duh!

Are you serious?  The toilets here can barely handle human waste.  I cringe at the thought of attempting to dispose of clumps of hardened kitty litter (cat urine) or clay-covered cat feces down the toilet in our condo.  We'd be quite the talk of the building staff when the handyman came to unplug the toilet and reported back to them what happened.

 

We didn't even flush kitty litter in the U.S. when we lived on a farm with a barely functioning septic system.  All it took was several days of heavy rain during the spring snow melt for the septic system to back up into our bathtub.  We didn't want to overload it with used kitty litter.

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Foreigners should be leading by example on environmental issues. OP's attitude is very disappointing.

 

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Handy-dandy shopping bag.

 

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Crates and cooler for major grocery shopping trips.

 

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54 minutes ago, sunnyboy2018 said:

Down the toilet? Duh!

I have to come out on the side of not putting kitty poo in the toilet.  While dog poo is fine to put in the toilet, cat poo isn't.

 

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Studies are showing that toxoplasmosis, a parasite found in cat feces, has infected marine mammals and otters. ... Toxoplasmosis can cause brain damage and death in sea otters. Most (if not all) litter manufacturers warn on their packaging not to flush feces or litter down the toilet, and that is the reason

 

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