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In the pursuit to eliminate all that is not green, plastic bags seem to be a natural target these days.
Whatever happened to our wonderful big sumptuous decomposing brown paper bags which lululemon outlet were taken from us when we were forced to use only plastic bags a few years ago? It was a huge change back in the day. Now, because are our nearly only choice for use in retail stores (which are the same stores who bought us into this whole mess and forced us to use them a few years ago) Now, we the consumer are being punished for using them? I already recycle them.
Because of the widespread use of plastic products and packaging, some say, these plasitc bags have contributed to environmental conditions ranging from increased pollution to overloaded landfills to the country’s dependence on oil and not to say anything aboutits impact onanimals (and no, it has not helped birds build warmer nests). Come on, eventually they will end up in landfills as well, and they are even bigger/thicker bags.
I think the public consumer should be better informed, there needs to be a coordinated communication plan for this issue.
But, my gripe is more aboutthe hidden taxing with no voice, no vote norany effective communicationtousthe peoplewhileimposed said changesare inacted on the individual consumer, instead of big retailers and manufacturers. Why tax us and punish us?
There are a myriad of other arguments like the environment and the trash.
But now, I am thinking that I may start recycling my old T shirts or jeans or better yet, start bringing my little red wagon or cardboard boxes for my shopping (from the Post Office, Fed Ex, UPS, DHL which are free for us to use).
Or, maybe I can simply side step all shopping in Montgomery County and boycott the county retailers and go buy my own plastic bags directly from the manufacturers, have them shipped to my house and skip the tax all together? Please see the links for t lululemon outlet he plastic bag. Less material means less waster and fewer emissions.
Plastic bags generate 80% less waste than paper bags. municipal solid waste stream.
Plastic bags generate only 50% of the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of composted paper bags.
The production of plastic bags consumes less than 4% of the water needed to make paper bags.
Plastic grocery bags are fully recyclable and the number of recycling programs is increasing daily.
Nationwide over 855 million pounds of bags and film were recycled in 2009 up 31 percent from 2005.
According to EPA’s data, about 13 percent of plastic bags and wraps were recycled in 2009.
Plastic bags can be made into dozens of useful new products, such as building and construction pro lululemon outlet ducts, low maintenance fencing and decking, and new bags.
In recent years, many grocers and retailers have introduced plastic bag collection programs. Tip: Look for a collection bin, usually located at the front of the store or near checkout areas.
I wonder if anyone publishes or considers the total consumer plight on being taxed to death, at ever corner for everything? This is a recession for goodness sakes! Why are local governments and states taking even more money of our very limited incomes from families who are already stretched to the hilt, out of work and taxed beyond belief?
First we are force fed plas lululemon outlet tics (a few years back on it being more environmental), now we are taxed or banned from their use. And, now they are no longer so environmentally friendly? I am either thoroughly confused or have I been mislead with the wishy washiness of just what is being touted as environmentally sound? Just what is the skinny on this plastic bag conundrum? Why punish the consumer for what was pushed down our throats a decade or three ago?
\What about those big manufactures of the actual plastic bags or the retailers who creat and buy them to start off with? Why not fine, tax, ban, limit or boycott these huge manufacturers and retailers for the creation, supply and distribution of the bags to retailers since they are the ones that actually buy them? And many are importing from China and Taiwan.