California hotels banned tiny plastic bottled toiletries, great idea!

If you live in some areas, the free bags don't exist. I do take my reusable bags with me to grocrey stores and elsewhere, but when I have meats that might leak I prefer to have them in the grocery stores' bags, not my reusable ones.

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How do line a can and why? They all offer those when buying veggies and certain things.

Live consciously....
There have been many towns in my county, which is primarily all on the shoreline, have banned single use plastics. This varies from town to town, but it's anywhere from all single use plastics to no plastic bags. One town had the stores charge customers for plastic bags and then didn't tell them what to do with the money so they donated it to the local marine stranding center. Plastic is literally choking our earth and it's inhabitants. I can't tell you the amount of plastic bags, bottles, caps and misc plastic bits I have picked up on the beach. Last years county wide beach clean up netted literal tons of plastic. It's disgusting.
Banning those little bottles are a great step in the right direction.

Shopping the South Jersey Shore
You are better off not drinking out of those plastic water bottles anyway. They leach chemicals out into the water, especially when they sit in the sun for a little while. Ever see stacks of water sitting outside convenience stores? It's easy to adjust to a bottle of your own that you refill. I've had my current one for about 4 years now. It goes everywhere with me.

I enjoy awkward questions and uncomfortable silences. This gas station pavement is $%^@*#& hot.
I reuse the grocery store plastic bags as trash bags for my bathroom trash cans. The meat an veggie bags aren't big enough.

I've done this since my first apartment, not to save the earth but because I was too broke to afford extras like bathroom trashcan bags.

@Irene_L.A. wrote:

How do line a can and why? They all offer those when buying veggies and certain things.

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope


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@HonnyBrown wrote:

I reuse the grocery store plastic bags as trash bags for my bathroom trash cans. The meat an veggie bags aren't big enough.

I've done this since my first apartment, not to save the earth but because I was too broke to afford extras like bathroom trashcan bags.

@Irene_L.A. wrote:

How do liner a can and why? They all offer those when buying veggies and certain things.

Wait... do people NOT use those plastic bags for trash bags? I thought that’s a norm as that’s what I grew up doing.

Shopping the Greater Denver Area, Colorado Springs and in-between in Colorado. 29 year old male and willing to travel! Badged for Denver International Airport.
I am certain that some enterprising soul will patent something which replaces meat bags, pollutes during production, and costs an arm and a loin..


@JASFLALMT wrote:

If you live in some areas, the free bags don't exist. I do take my reusable bags with me to grocrey stores and elsewhere, but when I have meats that might leak I prefer to have them in the grocery stores' bags, not my reusable ones.

Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas. - Peg Bracken
Why not ship it to Sweden, or better yet, use their system of burning garbage for energy?
Mixed emotions about this. I saved all my "samples" taken from my hotel bathrooms and gave them to the homeless shelters for the homeless.
The U.S. population is 4.5% of the entire world's population. Do you actually think CA can make a pinhead of a difference? Even if the entire U.S. started using electric cars and stopped all flying tomorrow we wouldn't make a dent. It takes the world - and most countries would not participate.
Mother nature will always find ways to correct itself, after all you didn't see protesters during the horrible Oklahoma dust bowl yet everything turned out ok in the end.
As far as the envitoment is concerned reusing bags for trash doesnt help, they eventually get in landfills. It ie better to bring reusable bags or visit businesses that still use paper bags (.you can reuse them.too) . It is easier to recycle paper
@adamaimeemom wrote:

As far as the envitoment is concerned reusing bags for trash doesnt help, they eventually get in landfills. It ie better to bring reusable bags or visit businesses that still use paper bags (.you can reuse them.too) . It is easier to recycle paper

So what do you recommend for bagging my trash? Paper bags?

Shopping the Greater Denver Area, Colorado Springs and in-between in Colorado. 29 year old male and willing to travel! Badged for Denver International Airport.
@Shop-et-al wrote:

I am certain that some enterprising soul will patent something which replaces meat bags, pollutes during production, and costs an arm and a loin..
I believe that Shopet was tongue-in-cheek referring to HUMANS here. "Hasta la vista, meatbags" ~Bender

Seriously, nobody cares that you're offended.

(Yes, I stole Hoju's tagline.)
I used them to put waste in after I scoop the litter boxes. My area is going to be banning those bags 1st of the year. Now I have to figure out what to use. They were so perfect because I could tie them up and they would stink less that way.

@Tarantado wrote:

@HonnyBrown wrote:

I reuse the grocery store plastic bags as trash bags for my bathroom trash cans. The meat an veggie bags aren't big enough.

I've done this since my first apartment, not to save the earth but because I was too broke to afford extras like bathroom trashcan bags.

@Irene_L.A. wrote:

How do liner a can and why? They all offer those when buying veggies and certain things.

Wait... do people NOT use those plastic bags for trash bags? I thought that’s a norm as that’s what I grew up doing.

Kim
France is way ahead of us, for one:

[www.washingtonpost.com]

Other EU countries are following suit.

[www.unenvironment.org]

How can you even compare dust storms in a small region of the U.S. during a short period of time to trillions of pounds of plastic produced by humans over a span of over 6 decades?


@lbtweety47 wrote:

It takes the world - and most countries would not participate.
Mother nature will always find ways to correct itself, after all you didn't see protesters during the horrible Oklahoma dust bowl yet everything turned out ok in the end.
Mother Nature is not producing all the plastics that are choking our oceans. There will be natural disasters that we will have no control over but this is something that we actually can fix even though it will take more time to remedy than the time it took to create.
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