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Red_Dragon

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Posted: Jul 12, 2011 - 12:02pm

 winter wrote:

Interesting. It always amazes me to see someone pushing a shopping cart stacked high with groceries - I think, "wow, they must have a really big family".

I have re-usable shopping bags for Fresh & Easy and Trader Joe's. Very handy. Plus if you only have two bags, you try to buy no more than two bags' worth of stuff. 

 
In many cases here it's an easy call - just look at the girth of the person pushing the basket and the number of cartons of Twinkies in it.

winter

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Posted: Jul 12, 2011 - 11:56am

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The store whose name must never be spoken. 

In Ireland, they shop differently. Frequent smaller shopping as opposed to the 2 cartload family style you often see here. It was pretty easy for them to adapt to the bring your bag routine. They do have some hypermarkets like the German chain, Aldi, with loads of euro-product but even those are kind of small compared to many yankeedoodle supermarkets.  
 
Interesting. It always amazes me to see someone pushing a shopping cart stacked high with groceries - I think, "wow, they must have a really big family".

I have re-usable shopping bags for Fresh & Easy and Trader Joe's. Very handy. Plus if you only have two bags, you try to buy no more than two bags' worth of stuff. 
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Posted: Jul 12, 2011 - 11:54am

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yes.  around here most of them come from valdamart.  one more reason to hate that place.
 
The store whose name must never be spoken. 

In Ireland, they shop differently. Frequent smaller shopping as opposed to the 2 cartload family style you often see here. It was pretty easy for them to adapt to the bring your bag routine. They do have some hypermarkets like the German chain, Aldi, with loads of euro-product but even those are kind of small compared to many yankeedoodle supermarkets.  
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Posted: Jul 12, 2011 - 11:52am

 oldslabsides wrote:

yes.  around here most of them come from valdamart.  one more reason to hate that place.
 
top down, the player is the game

winter

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Posted: Jul 12, 2011 - 11:49am

 oldslabsides wrote:

yes.  around here most of them come from valdamart.  one more reason to hate that place.
 


Why do they scatter their bags everywhere? Seems unprofitable.
Red_Dragon

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Posted: Jul 12, 2011 - 11:47am

 Manbird wrote:
In Ireland everyone uses shopping bags. If you happen to forget them, the shops will gladly sell you bags
for about seventy five cents each. But they are heavy duty and can be used over and over. I've never
seen anyone buy bags, though (except myself because I always forget to bring my own). You never see
grocery bag trash laying about like you do here. They are pervasive here. Even when I'm out in the middle
of nowhere with my hawk, I find them all over the place.  

 
yes.  around here most of them come from valdamart.  one more reason to hate that place.

Alexandra

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Posted: Jul 12, 2011 - 11:47am

 JrzyTmata wrote:

are we talking about plastic bags?
they will break down into small particles, but it's still plastic.
 

Okay, so I guess it's different than full-on biodegradable. The project was to show how long some things break down compared to others. But our plastic definitely started decomposing. Especially when heated.
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Posted: Jul 12, 2011 - 11:45am

In Ireland everyone uses shopping bags. If you happen to forget them, the shops will gladly sell you bags
for about seventy five cents each. But they are heavy duty and can be used over and over. I've never
seen anyone buy bags, though (except myself because I always forget to bring my own). You never see
grocery bag trash laying about like you do here. They are pervasive here. Even when I'm out in the middle
of nowhere with my hawk, I find them all over the place.  
JrzyTmata

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Posted: Jul 12, 2011 - 11:44am

 kysmet wrote:

Very cool! None of our stores down here do that (that I know of). No double coupons either! :pout:
 
hardly any store does double coupons anymore. and now with Extreme Couponing on tv, watch the manufacturers start pulling major limits on that too.

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Posted: Jul 12, 2011 - 11:42am

 Alexandra wrote:


The recycled ones ARE biodegradable....my class did a science project on it. It takes a little longer than paper, however.....

 
are we talking about plastic bags?
they will break down into small particles, but it's still plastic.

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Posted: Jul 12, 2011 - 11:35am

 winter wrote:

I think I'm going to start using paper for that. I read something about that recently (I forget where) that struck me: we're using non-biodegradable plastic to get rid of very biodegradable stuff.

Imagine archaeologists in the future: "Wow, these guys REALLY liked cat sh*t. They went to a lot of trouble to preserve it in these plastic bags."  
 

The recycled ones ARE biodegradable....my class did a science project on it. It takes a little longer than paper, however.....
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Posted: Jul 12, 2011 - 11:17am

 kurtster wrote:

{#Snooty}  R C Cola
 

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Posted: Jul 12, 2011 - 11:14am

 oldslabsides wrote:

No, not plastic shopping bags - Coke or Pepsi.
 
{#Snooty}  R C Cola

winter

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Posted: Jul 12, 2011 - 11:12am

 Alexandra wrote:


Our grocery stores do.......I always use re-usable until I need some more plastic bags to put kitty litter in. {#Smile}
 
I think I'm going to start using paper for that. I read something about that recently (I forget where) that struck me: we're using non-biodegradable plastic to get rid of very biodegradable stuff.

Imagine archaeologists in the future: "Wow, these guys REALLY liked cat sh*t. They went to a lot of trouble to preserve it in these plastic bags."  

Alexandra

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Posted: Jul 12, 2011 - 11:09am

 JrzyTmata wrote:

I would guess most do, you might have to ask.

 

Our grocery stores do.......I always use re-usable until I need some more plastic bags to put kitty litter in. {#Smile}
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Posted: Jul 12, 2011 - 11:00am

 JrzyTmata wrote:

our regular stores do. Even CVS has a program when using a reusable bag.
I would guess most do, you might have to ask.
 
Very cool! None of our stores down here do that (that I know of). No double coupons either! :pout:

Red_Dragon

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Posted: Jul 12, 2011 - 10:55am

 kurtster wrote:
As the thread title suggests, the country is going to come apart over the issue of plastic shopping bags.

Crisis ?  What Crisis ?

 
No, not plastic shopping bags - Coke or Pepsi.

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Posted: Jul 12, 2011 - 10:53am

As the thread title suggests, the country is going to come apart over the issue of plastic shopping bags.

Crisis ?  What Crisis ?
hippiechick

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Posted: Jul 12, 2011 - 8:56am

 JrzyTmata wrote:

it doesn't matter to you.
but others do shop at those stores. I was just offering the information.
 
Of course, I meant to me. I only speak for myself.

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Posted: Jul 12, 2011 - 8:54am

 hippiechick wrote:

I never shop at those stores, so it doesn't matter.
 
it doesn't matter to you.
but others do shop at those stores. I was just offering the information.

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