Comment 2WMK They do have uses around the house


California becomes first state to ban plastic bags, manufacturers fight law


They do have uses around the house (Score: 4, Insightful)

by on 2015-01-02 17:22 (#2WMK)

I find them useful as packaging material when shipping an item; they are lightweight, naturally trap air, and have just enough "give" to keep the item I'm shipping intact during a drop. I also reuse them as trash bags for small cans, and for carrying my lunch to work. While I can't control what happens after being used for shipping, I can say that I always put them in the recycle bin after eating my lunch. And any extras that we get are taken to the local grocery store in bulk, which has a recycling program specifically for these types of bags.

I realize not everyone has the same usage patterns, but I don't think that 100% of plastic bags end up choking ocean life to death either. Like anything else, it's up to each person to act responsibly. I personally think California could better spend the money on recycling efforts and education about recycling, but I don't live there so I don't have a say in that.


Time Reason Points Voter
2015-01-04 09:34 Insightful +1
2015-01-05 05:36 Informative +1
2015-01-06 09:22 Insightful +1

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