Do they have those Elephants in White too?It is very rare to get paper grocery sacks here in the UK, and there is a mandatory charge per plastic bag of a minimum 10p each to encourage recycling, though there are a small number of exceptions. Therefore heavy duty "bag for life" plastic bags are common.
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I love the plastic reusable bags, but I also use the other reusable bags that you can wash and reuse.Old fashioned brown paper grocery sacks, or the new plastic bags?
I can see some positives on both, and a couple of negatives for the plastic bags.
How about you?
sometimes things just should be single use ;-)As popular as the reusable shopping bags have become, they will never see great use among dog walkers. . .
Could you explain if that is a medication that is 25 mg twice and what it is, here on the page we are discussing paper bags. So sorry about the shortness of breath from your heart condition. For when we have heart problems, we all have breathing problems like shortness of breath and fatigue. I have depression from Diabetes type 2 and having heart issues. PC doctors do not know much. You need a cardiologist and one that will listen and help you. I hope you will look for one.I take 25 mg twice a day. I was often short of breath before my heart trouble, probably due to asthma or allergy. Generally, I am in good health according to my lab reports...but I tire very easily, walking flights of stairs leaves me out of breath. Walking is boring to me and tiring. So many of the side effects are common to lots of drugs or even without taking anything. Depression, fatigue very common. I am in my seventies, so energy dwindles. I get no answers from doctors because they don't know.
I take 25 mg twice a day. I was often short of breath before my heart trouble, probably due to asthma or allergy. Generally, I am in good health according to my lab reports...but I tire very easily, walking flights of stairs leaves me out of breath. Walking is boring to me and tiring. So many of the side effects are common to lots of drugs or even without taking anything. Depression, fatigue very common. I am in my seventies, so energy dwindles. I get no answers from doctors because they don't know.
Plastic is a byproduct of petroleum, and paper of course is a byproduct of trees. Do we cut down more trees to make paper bags or do we use plastic that comes from petroleum and eventually pollute the environment with the waste.
I use reusable bags, and I was them periodically. So sad when they insist on the change from plastic to save the environment and then switch back to kill the environment. Sad. but there is an idea, bring your reusable and when they pack in the plastic, repack the groceries outside the store and save the plastic and you can recycle them to use as garbage bags. I do that all the time. Good luck.Where I live grocery stores switched to plastic. They offered paper for a price.
As a matter of function I prefer paper bags vs. plastic because they have a stronger structure vs. little to none. A plastic bag holds its content in a mass lump. You can stack items in a paper bag.
An aside, when plastic bags are involved (fruit & veg section, potential spillables, etc.) I prefer premium thick clear quality rather than the cheapest thinnest made which also tend to be difficult to open when first pulled off the roll. I know sacrilege not being at least recycled.
I don't like accumulating paper bags. I always collected more than reused, probably my fault. Using a worn old paper bag still has a connotation of being an uptight penny pinching cheapskate as well.
So I bought cloth reusable bags. Then things went backwards to address Covid-19. Reusables were banned. Things are returning to pre-Covid conditions.
My overall preference is using the cloth reusable bags but the Covid experience put attention on keeping them sanitary. Food can leave residue which can collect bacteria. They need routine cleaning. Also, maybe buy multiple designs like different solid colors so you consistently know a history and don't put food in the same bag you put cleanser in weeks earlier.