Santa Fe group mulling plastic grocery bag ban

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#1 Sep 30, 2012
http://www.kob.com/article/stories/S2784009.s...

No paper bags, No plastic bags, what next, no grocery stores?

Plastic being a by-product of petroleum / oil / gas etc. so they save and go green there.

Paper is from trees, don't cut down any more trees so they save the trees.

What does Santa DIFFERENT Fe want out of us, to go shop in other cities?

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#2 Sep 30, 2012
Bluntly Spoken wrote:
http://www.kob.com/article/sto ries/S2784009.shtml?cat=500
No paper bags, No plastic bags, what next, no grocery stores?
Plastic being a by-product of petroleum / oil / gas etc. so they save and go green there.
Paper is from trees, don't cut down any more trees so they save the trees.
What does Santa DIFFERENT Fe want out of us, to go shop in other cities?
On a serious note, most likely they'll expect you to bring cloth bags or buy them there as you see in a lot of stores anymore, the 'green' bag approach. Just my best guess...

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#3 Sep 30, 2012
CornDogz wrote:
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On a serious note, most likely they'll expect you to bring cloth bags or buy them there as you see in a lot of stores anymore, the 'green' bag approach. Just my best guess...
I see your point but not me, just as I don't use auto scan check out stands.

If I am to do their work they should offer a discount, more and more businesses are adding auto or customer scanning and less employee check outs.

I can't hear what those machines say either, wrong tone for my hearing.

Can you picture a family of four doing their weekly shopping, how many of those cloth bags are they going to need, about a dozen or more?

“Kees Mee, I's Ireesh”

Since: Jun 09

Ol' Juarez

#4 Sep 30, 2012
Bluntly Spoken wrote:
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I see your point but not me, just as I don't use auto scan check out stands.
If I am to do their work they should offer a discount, more and more businesses are adding auto or customer scanning and less employee check outs.
I can't hear what those machines say either, wrong tone for my hearing.
Can you picture a family of four doing their weekly shopping, how many of those cloth bags are they going to need, about a dozen or more?
I use the cloth bags, and you can fill them more than the plastic bags. They are easier to carry and lighter, don't tear like the recycled plastic.

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#5 Oct 1, 2012
fmer505-1951 wrote:
<quoted text>I use the cloth bags, and you can fill them more than the plastic bags. They are easier to carry and lighter, don't tear like the recycled plastic.
They do have some distinct advantages. It would be rather nice to see a small discount to customers who use them which might encourage more people to do so.

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#6 Oct 1, 2012
Costco stopped using plastic bags about 3-4 years ago and I have not noticed anyone bringing those cloth bags in to pack their stuff.

Just use the cardboard boxes.

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#7 Oct 1, 2012
Bluntly Spoken wrote:
Costco stopped using plastic bags about 3-4 years ago and I have not noticed anyone bringing those cloth bags in to pack their stuff.
Just use the cardboard boxes.
Sam's club has never used/offered them that I ever noted. They're not for everyone but for some they do the job. I've been tempted myself a couple of times in different venues...

“Kees Mee, I's Ireesh”

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Ol' Juarez

#8 Oct 1, 2012
CornDogz wrote:
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They do have some distinct advantages. It would be rather nice to see a small discount to customers who use them which might encourage more people to do so.
If you take in your own bags you do get a discount at some grocery stores.

Since: Dec 10

Albuquerque

#9 Oct 1, 2012
Trees have gotten a big reprieve since most people stopped buying magazines and newspapers, and offices have moved in the direction of paperless.

Paper bags are made from the some of the least desirable paper product there is... high on recyclables and mill waste. And that's good old American pulp there..... we don't import paper from the middle east or fight wars over it.

Meanwhile, plastic bags stuck in trees and tumbleweeds is one of the biggest eyesores we have, while paper bags are some of the best fire-starting materials you can have stacked next to the fireplace. Maybe even better than the newspapers they're replacing there.

“Kees Mee, I's Ireesh”

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Ol' Juarez

#10 Oct 1, 2012
Bluntly Spoken wrote:
Costco stopped using plastic bags about 3-4 years ago and I have not noticed anyone bringing those cloth bags in to pack their stuff.
Just use the cardboard boxes.
I don't know which Costco you shop at, but where I go some do take in the cloth bags, or as I do, use the boxes just to get the stuff out to the car, then load the stuff into the car and leave the boxes behind in the cart.

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#11 Oct 1, 2012
fmer505-1951 wrote:
<quoted text>If you take in your own bags you do get a discount at some grocery stores.
I was unaware of that since I've not seen it noted anywhere. An unadvertised perk perhaps.

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#12 Oct 1, 2012
walterfm wrote:
Trees have gotten a big reprieve since most people stopped buying magazines and newspapers, and offices have moved in the direction of paperless.
Paper bags are made from the some of the least desirable paper product there is... high on recyclables and mill waste. And that's good old American pulp there..... we don't import paper from the middle east or fight wars over it.
Meanwhile, plastic bags stuck in trees and tumbleweeds is one of the biggest eyesores we have, while paper bags are some of the best fire-starting materials you can have stacked next to the fireplace. Maybe even better than the newspapers they're replacing there.
Unfortunately a good bio-degradable & reasonably priced(?) bag has yet to hit the market. I've found a couple of smaller stores (non grocery) that ask for your old plastic bags so I drop mine off at them whenever I happen by.

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#13 Oct 1, 2012
fmer505-1951 wrote:
<quoted text>I don't know which Costco you shop at, but where I go some do take in the cloth bags, or as I do, use the boxes just to get the stuff out to the car, then load the stuff into the car and leave the boxes behind in the cart.
Cottonwood since it opened, before the one off Montgomery and I-25.

Granted I really don't pay attention to what others are doing but cannot recall ever seeing anyone leaving with cloth bags.

I wonder why they don't push them, stores like Sunflower, now Sprouts, Trader Joe's and other smaller grocery stores do have them with their names for sale.

I use the cardboard boxes as I fill them with other recycled stuff for the yellow recycle trucks.

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#14 Oct 1, 2012
fmer505-1951 wrote:
<quoted text>If you take in your own bags you do get a discount at some grocery stores.
Mind sharing some of those store names ?
Frederick Warhanek

Santa Fe, NM

#15 Oct 1, 2012
Bluntly Spoken wrote:
http://www.kob.com/article/sto ries/S2784009.shtml?cat=500
No paper bags, No plastic bags, what next, no grocery stores?
Plastic being a by-product of petroleum / oil / gas etc. so they save and go green there.
Paper is from trees, don't cut down any more trees so they save the trees.
What does Santa DIFFERENT Fe want out of us, to go shop in other cities?


Try a multi-use bag. Did people prior to 1976,(when plastic singleuse were introduced), not go grocery shopping? I am against paper bags as well.
Frederick Warhanek

Santa Fe, NM

#16 Oct 1, 2012
Try a multi-use bag. Did people prior to 1976,(when plastic singleuse were introduced), not go grocery shopping? I am against paper bags as well.

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#17 Oct 1, 2012
Frederick Warhanek wrote:
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Try a multi-use bag. Did people prior to 1976,(when plastic singleuse were introduced), not go grocery shopping? I am against paper bags as well.
Of course you're against plastic and paper, look where you live, the city odd!

NO people used PAPER prior to plastic bags being introduced and back then there were no cloth tot bags as there are today.

By the way, if City ODD passes such a law expect law suits to follow.

And will the stores lower the prices on items since they save money by not buying plastic?
Yawn

Santa Fe, NM

#18 Oct 1, 2012
Bluntly Spoken wrote:
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you are cranky about everything tha doesn't concern you...

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#19 Oct 1, 2012
Yawn wrote:
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you are cranky about everything tha doesn't concern you...
Who asked for your opinion ?

Oh yeah you live in City ODD and are indeed an ODD one.

Cranky, horse manure, opinionated yes as is my rights under the FREE SPEECH laws.

Don't like what I say don't read or reply to them.
Just

Santa Fe, NM

#20 Oct 1, 2012
Bluntly Spoken wrote:
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like a dog turd on the lawn

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