In the bag

Interesting in light of New York State's possible move toward banning plastic shopping bags... A look at the various environmental pros and cons of different paper, plastic, and re-usable bags -- some of which might surprise you. As Alessandra Potenza concludes, "Whatever the grocery bag of your choice, try to re-use it as many times as possible, even if it's a single-use plastic bag." [The Verge]

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I hope people getting a newspaper subscription are reusing or returning the plastic "sleeve" bags. They make good bags for picking up dog poop, but better yet -- return them to your carrier. Those folks are "independent contractors" who have to pay for those bags out of their meager income. I put the plastic sleeves aside and give them back to my carrier every few months for reuse.

Ban them or charge a 10 cent deposit to ensure that they will be reused. How many of the young people with kids come out of the market with nothing but plastic bags? I don't get it, and do they think beyond their Me phones and Facebook?

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