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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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12 hours ago, sunnyboy2018 said:

Plastic bags were introduced to protect the environment cutting down on tree based paper bags. I remember as a kid everyone took shopping bags before plastic bags were introduced and they were and are a great blessing which have a multiplicity of uses. The idiocy of shaming people for using plastic bags is playing into the hands of the  manufacturers who neatly avoid responsibility while continuing to make profits. Loads of environmental directives are nonsense. The biggest con trick is recycling at home! Total waste of time to keep idiots busy.

Used to be in Canada they would ask "Paper or Plastic?" at the grocery

If you were "woke", (before it was a thing) you correctly said Plastic, to help the environment, safe in the knowledge that you were "saving" a tree from being cut down

At the time I would ask for paper, saying that it would biodegrade and the plastic would not,

Politically incorrect would say the smart people, plastic will help save the trees.

 

You want to cut down on plastic waste go after the number one problem.

Soft drink bottlers are the leading cause of plastic waste, number one on the hit parade CocaCola.

Not giving out bags in a grocery store that just about everyone dual uses is very visible and very useless.

 

Edit: I bring a reusable cloth bag when I shop, have for decades

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10 hours ago, sunnyboy2018 said:

Rawanda and The Democratic Congo and Nigeria and Somalia..The west is rushing to emulate them and falling over themselves to book holidays there. Are you a missionary there?

Just repeating statements made by Germany and others in Europe.  Rwanda is used as one of the leaders in the fight to end plastic waste.  The internet is awash with reports and referenced at high levels of governments and the United Nations.

Do a bit of research.

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When I lived back in my home country, where they haven't handed out free bags for decades, I had a couple of collapsible crates in the car and filled those there directly from the shopping cart. I suppose that I will just do the same here come January, although I must admit that I will miss the service of the cashier doing the bagging.

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I must admit that I will miss the service of the cashier doing the bagging.

 

I've used my own bags for a couple of years now.  I have found that 50% of the stores I go to, including 7/11, I'm asked for my bag and the cashier will bag it.  I don't think it takes them any longer than pulling out plastic bags, double bagging where necessary.

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What a fantastic day! One trip to 7/11 netted 6 plastic bags!

 

I neglected to get a picture of the boy's fried sandwich which was placed on a paper sheet, only to be put into a plastic bag and then placed into another plastic bag.  I'm not sure why the water had to be in a bag by itself.  

 

I figure I got 4 dookie bags out of this trip.  

 

 

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 I think that they should have bags available to buy for people that forgot, it is a transition period. They can make the bags progressively more expensive before they cut them off all together. But no bags one day a week is just going to keep pishing people off.

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23 minutes ago, canuckamuck said:

 I think that they should have bags available to buy for people that forgot, it is a transition period. They can make the bags progressively more expensive before they cut them off all together. But no bags one day a week is just going to keep pishing people off.

Bag on sale at my local 7/11 at 19 Baht which seems a bit pricey. One half the size is 10 Baht. They go live tomorrow with their "no plastic" initiative.

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In the US at the Publix supermarket where we usually shop when in the US  they offer both  Plastic and Paper bags. We mostly opt for paper. I don't see it as a problem . I understand that for some , such as the ones on motorcycles paper could be a problem, I suggest that they bring reusable bags.

I realize that for some it might be an inconvenience,  but it is IMO a small price to pay for a better environment. 

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Hmmm...I see so "not so green " comments in the replies. I see 7/11 will stop plastic bag wrapping 1 January 2020. Seen an expat outrage on that too. Next you know people will be quoting that as a reason they are leaving Thailand....555. Get green guys. We can all help in our own little ways. 

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A large plastic bag fits discretely in my back pocket nicely, more discrete that my wallet and my phone. I never leave home without it, same as my phone. What is your problem? When I was young, there were NO plastic bags anywhere. We were given paper bags (and today in the U.S. you will pay for paper bags). We survived all the same. Save the world for your children and grandchildren.

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2 hours ago, scoutman360 said:

A large plastic bag fits discretely in my back pocket nicely, more discrete that my wallet and my phone. I never leave home without it, same as my phone. What is your problem? When I was young, there were NO plastic bags anywhere. We were given paper bags (and today in the U.S. you will pay for paper bags). We survived all the same. Save the world for your children and grandchildren.

Logically take me step-by-step through how the world is saved by you carrying a plastic bag in your back pocket.

 

For the record, I used to carry a plastic bag in my back pocket when I was younger.  It was in my wallet.

 

They called it a rubber.

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