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  1. scooterbug44

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    Crap! I thought it was just bad for our immune systems (aside from the whole plastic thing).

    Good thing I use it sparingly because IMO most germs are good!

    In plastic news:

    Plastic bag ban OK'd in parts of L.A. County - U.S. news - Environment - msnbc.com

    Parts of LA county have banned plastic bags AND instituted a 10 cent fee for paper bags. :clap:

    Let's try to ban plastic bags in Sowal! :D
     
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    Jdarg SoWal Expert

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    Great idea!! Let's be trendsetters for the rest of the Panhandle! And Florida too!
     
  3. Matt J

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    I'll go ahead and post that it will hurt tourism to get it out of the way. :roll:
     
  4. John R

    John R needs to get out more

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    Do you seriously think tourists would stop coming here if our retailers no longer used plastic bags?
     
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    The last time I bought Ivory bar soap, only a few weeks ago, it was still in paper.
     
  6. Lynnie

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    Lye soap isn't antibacterial, but does an outstanding job of washing away the germs. And, a rinse with moonshine kills any bacteria lingering around.
     
  7. Matt J

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    No, but figured I'd beat someone else to making the statement.
     
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    It is good for tourism - less trash blowing around.
     
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    My cousin has started selling her cloth gift bags on Etsy - our family has been using them instead of wrapping paper or paper gift bags for years, but she has been too busy with her kids to sell outside the family!

    Goose's Bags & Gifts by GoosesBagsandGifts on Etsy
     
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    Did anyone ever find out how to get a copy of 'The Janitor' from Sunday night?
     
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    Oregon is on track to be the first state to ban plastic bags! They are also enacting a 5 cent tax on paper bags (min 40% recycled content) so people will be encouraged to use reusable bags.

    Of course there are several groups who are exempt (restaurants, non-checkout bags, pharmacies, etc.) and the chemical companies will probably sue, but still great news!

    Proposal would ban plastic bags in grocery, retail stores in Oregon, charge nickel for paper | OregonLive.com

    "After years of wrangling, Oregon grocers and environmental groups are lining up behind a statewide ban on single-use plastic checkout bags aimed at cutting plastic litter and boosting the state's paper bag makers.

    A draft ban proposed for next year's legislative session would bar the plastic checkout bags by November 2011. It would require at least a nickel charge on recycled paper checkout bags to cover their higher cost and encourage use of reusable bags, but would likely increase paper bag use even with the extra charge."
     
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    I finally found produce bags at the Williams Sonoma store!

    Flip & Tumble Produce Bags, Set of 5 | Williams-Sonoma

    They're polyester (please let them be recycled), but far better than using hundreds of single use a year.
     

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