Paper? No thanks. Around Town, posted by Walter_E_Wallis, a resident of the Midtown neighborhood, on Sep 17, 2009 at 12:37 pm Walter_E_Wallis is a member (registered user) of Palo Alto Online
I will place a large plastic bin in my van and request help to place my unbagged groceries in that bin. The paper bag was replaced byth plastic because of plastic's all around utility and far better job of protecting the contents. Paper bags can be improved at a price, but that increases their cost and makes recycling them difficult. Anyone who loses groceries because of a bag failure. take dated digital pictures of the mess and sue the city in small claims court for your loss. Or return to the store, report a defective bag and demand replacement or refund for any damaged goods. Since the stores failed to defend our convenience, they should share in our inconvenience.
In The Death of a Thousand Cuts, I guess paper cuts count.
Posted by who needs paper bags?, a resident of the Midtown neighborhood, on Sep 17, 2009 at 12:48 pm
I bought 3 reusable bags from Walgreens (3 for $1). I take them everywhere and have used them dozens of times so far. They look as good as new. I never use take-out paper or plastic bags anymore. Some stores even give you a discount if you bring your own bags.
Single use bags maybe be popular with the pro-pollution crowd, but not me.