Washington Senate passes Plastic Bag Ban

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Re: Washington Senate passes Plastic Bag Ban

Post by mbz321 » March 13th, 2019, 8:38 pm

storewanderer wrote:
March 6th, 2019, 6:30 pm


If you are going to ban plastic bags, ban those super thick "reusable" ones too. They aren't reusable because they get over-packed and puncture on the first use.


Oh, it's the monthly storewander anti-plastic bag ban topic....

I don't know what you are doing with your bags, but I have reused the 10 cent super thick Aldi bags dozens and dozens of times...yeah, they will eventually wear out and get holes over time, but they definitely aren't a 'one and done' thing.

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Re: Washington Senate passes Plastic Bag Ban

Post by storewanderer » March 13th, 2019, 11:01 pm

mbz321 wrote:
March 13th, 2019, 8:38 pm
storewanderer wrote:
March 6th, 2019, 6:30 pm


If you are going to ban plastic bags, ban those super thick "reusable" ones too. They aren't reusable because they get over-packed and puncture on the first use.


Oh, it's the monthly storewander anti-plastic bag ban topic....

I don't know what you are doing with your bags, but I have reused the 10 cent super thick Aldi bags dozens and dozens of times...yeah, they will eventually wear out and get holes over time, but they definitely aren't a 'one and done' thing.
The bag is already punctured the moment it is lifted off the counter. This is due to the employees in their effort to not sell too many bags (probably due to customers getting mad about it), fill the bag extremely full and heavy. I supposed I could alleviate the issue by telling them I want to purchase two bags. But I'm not really interested in carting around reusable grocery bags in my suitcase when I travel into California. The discussion at checkout is "do you want bags" and my response is "yes." After that I stand there and the cashier takes one super thick bag and fills it up.

With your Aldi bags, you are doing the bagging and you are buying the bags. There is a difference. I suppose I could take more control over the situation by asking for two bags then reusing the bags. But that just slows down the process more by having to stop the cashier and make the request.

But Aldi has free boxes, so why use bags there at all?

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