Still upset about bag ban
Original post made by Resident on Jun 18, 2013
What about our newspapers, can they be put in a bag or will they have to get wet?
What about dry cleaners, will our clean clothes have to be put in paper at a 10c charge?
What about buying expensive suits and dresses, will they have to be put in paper - in the rain?
I miss my plastic bags which I reused all the time. Great for putting messy shoes after sports. Great for kids to take swim things to school for PE and keep the backpacks dry. Great for packing shoes when traveling. Great for using for trash. Great for donating home grown fruit and veg to neighbors and friends. Great for donations to charity and kerbside pickups. Great for donations to Goodwill.
Sad news, indeed.
on Jun 18, 2013 at 9:30 am
If the slobs didn't keep throwing their plastic bags into our streams and oceans, this ban would not be necessary. Ask your local park rangers how many bags they had to fish out of the baylands before this ban went into place.
on Jun 18, 2013 at 11:17 am
> Ask your local park rangers how many bags they had to fish out of the baylands before this ban went into place.
Ha ... that's a good one! I rarely see a park ranger in the baylands ... and I go out there all the time, let alone a park ranger that would fish a plastic bag out of the water. This interesting statement sure is not in line with what I see when I go out to the baylands for a walk almost daily.
on Jun 18, 2013 at 1:44 pm
I have been to a dept store (Macy's, probably) in recent times with several relevant experiences:
As is occasionally done by most of us, I purchased a pair of lady's shoes (in a box with lid). I was offered to purchase a large paper bag with handles (that customarily used to be given out without issue).
I have tried several things:
Clunkily carry the box/loose lid and try to show a receipt (so someone doesn't think I am walking out w/o paying) - be sure to get them to print a receipt. Decline a bag.
Method #2 - PAY for the offered bag and find out they are giving you a used, wrinkly bag (that is then hard to re-use as I would have always previously done in many years of shopping at dept. stores and receiving bags..)
Method #3 bring my OWN bag, clunky to bring in when clothes and shoe shopping and trying to keep folded under my arm -- and not necessarily a good fit for those of us who are tall and have large-sized shoes.
I haven't experienced yet what will happen when it turns out to be raining and I (and thousands of other women) are exiting Macy's or similar, holding a couple of hangers with nice, new dresses on them and trying not to get our newly purchased items wet as we run back to our cars in the parking lot.In past, one could get the items carefully folded and placed in a large paper shopping bag with handles OR covered with plastic (like drycleaning plastic). I would always recycle or reuse such bags.