Comments on: Follow-Up: What Do You Use: Paper, Plastic, or Reusable Bags? http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/09/follow-up-what-do-you-use-paper-plastic-or-reusable-bags/ The EPA Blog Tue, 28 Jul 2015 21:52:05 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Canvas Bags http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/09/follow-up-what-do-you-use-paper-plastic-or-reusable-bags/#comment-9962 Sat, 09 Apr 2011 06:19:59 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=290#comment-9962 I think the view here is slightly slanted. I was very surprised to see that almost all of the commenters said that they use reusable bags.I bring in and reuse which is awesome. Some European markets are getting rid of plastic bags all together.

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By: Project management by using primavera 6.0 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/09/follow-up-what-do-you-use-paper-plastic-or-reusable-bags/#comment-9961 Sat, 22 Jan 2011 07:26:37 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=290#comment-9961 Very nice post,Excellent post with some good info

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By: Michal Reformer http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/09/follow-up-what-do-you-use-paper-plastic-or-reusable-bags/#comment-9960 Mon, 24 May 2010 19:02:35 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=290#comment-9960 I always recommend paper bags as these bags are not destroying natural beauty. when people go for outing towards lakes and they leave plastics bags there. These bags accumulates in the water and natural beauty is affected.

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By: anon http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/09/follow-up-what-do-you-use-paper-plastic-or-reusable-bags/#comment-9959 Sun, 28 Sep 2008 14:43:40 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=290#comment-9959 If you don’t have a canvas bag already, don’t buy one. That in itself will add to the waste stream eventually. Just use plastic grocery bags that have already been used once. If you don’t have any laying around the house just go to walmart and fish a handful out of the recycling bin. Or pull a few out of just about any trash can. Carry a few with you at all times, so when you are shopping you can use it to carry off what you buy. Much easier to carry around than a bulky canvas bag. When you park your bicycle and it looks like rain put a plastic bag on the seat to keep it dry. If it rains invariably someone will snatch the bag to put on their own bicycle to keep their own butt dry. But I’m OK with that. Just have enough bags in your pocket to replace it.

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By: C Compton http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/09/follow-up-what-do-you-use-paper-plastic-or-reusable-bags/#comment-9958 Tue, 16 Sep 2008 18:08:09 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=290#comment-9958 I have used canvas bags for over a decade but not consistantly until new ones were selling at a local grocery store (Pennington Quality Market). Now the local grocery store takes money off my grocery bill for every bag I bring in and reuse which is awesome. Some European markets are getting rid of plastic bags all together. Although I use the plastic one to cleanup my dogs mess so it doesn’t pollute the streams nearby or end up on the bottom of someone’s shoe, I would like to see an end to plastic bags. I would also like to see an end to styrofoam as it is currently used.

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By: Ash http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/09/follow-up-what-do-you-use-paper-plastic-or-reusable-bags/#comment-9957 Tue, 16 Sep 2008 16:49:01 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=290#comment-9957 I think the view here is slightly slanted. Was the question asked on this blog? I think a lot of the readers of this blog are already environmentally minded. I’m not sure its representative of the greater population.

You may be happy to know that I saw several people using reusable bags the last time I was at the grocery store. This usually isn’t typical. I think that the .5 cents off that many stores are advertising for the use of reusable bags helps.

I always carry a fold-up reusable bag in my purse for the times I leave the others at home or only need just one bag.

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