We use our own bags so we don't have to use paper or fucking plastic.
I had a reply going to you, but it might make a better column than reply.
At the very least, can you provide some link to the historical context instead of just your recollection?
Yes there are more important issues, but it's also a good idea not to look over the seemingly small ones like this. Paper and plastic mills are a huge part of the issue that I'd like to hear more about, but this is just a brief article, not an essay.
Being able to recycle them from home like we do paper and plastic would encourage the consumer to be more thoughtful. Also, awareness of issues is the first step.
It's pretty easy to use my cotton net bags that I got on eBay pretty cheaply. Once I forced the habit (to stop forgetting them) it's no big deal. The cashiers don't love them, but I don't mind helping bag because I'm not lazy.
"Without healthy oceans and clean air other issues will be irrelevant. Human kind will cease to exist, so these are the issues we can control and should deal with first and foremost."
and the planet continues and evolves with or without us
Without healthy oceans and clean air other issues will be irrelevant. Human kind will cease to exist, so these are the issues we can control and should deal with first and foremost.
"Seriously with all the terrible shit going on in the world this is the cause du juor!!?? Paper or plastic? "
Seriously! Because some people are capable of dealing with two issues at a time
This is hard. I'm into recycling. I planted trees on my little property I have. I wish more people would do it. I recycle in my neighborhood. I try and use a bag when I shop. But I use the plastic bags for my dogs poop. Also for my small garbage bin in the bathroom. It would be great to make the plastic bags out of recycled material. They do make recycled poop bags. But they are expensive:(
Seriously with all the terrible shit going on in the world this is the cause du juor!!??
Paper or plastic?
Don't like em ? don't use em! Like em? Don't toss em.
Political unrest, terrorist activity, homeless people, hate mongerers, economic turmoil....
paper versus plastic ? really??
"How can you have a paper vs plastic comparison without considering the relative impact of paper and plastic mills?"
because our job here is to demonize plastic, not paper
Stupid article. How can you have a paper vs plastic comparison without considering the relative impact of paper and plastic mills?
No, that was the"save a tree" movement, probably a bit before your time Mat, one of the first environmental activist groups back in the 70s
"Who instituted the paper to plastic conversion in the first place?"
That'd be the plastic industry, not the environmentalist movement.
In the name of the environment,Who instituted the paper to plastic conversion in the first place? The same ones who want to now convert from plastic to whatever! What next?
Wish I could see you again Grandpa speed! I was with you the night Hurricane Hugo hit Charleston South Carolina some 27 years ago. I was only three years old but I remember you and I remember that night! It should be great to see you again!
For a really good discussion about the meaning of last year's attacks, check out Yale historian David Blight's panel discussion from last September: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1JgFbRFoF…. The panel includes sometime Charlestonian Ed Ball. For a video of Pinckney delivering his homily at the April 19th event that Waters and Blight both refer to, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1JgFbRFoF…. Simon Lewis
The previos suggestion, was for a noseeum problem, I've been having in my house.Doesn't cure the problem, but helps tremendously!
hot shot bedbug and flea helps alot. I now use the bigger plastic 1gal. container both purple color.
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