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Old 14.03.2017, 13:35
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What, and start again from scratch?
LOL, you did mention them in your will and who will get them, yes?
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Am I the only one that has this gorgeous little re-usable bag that folds neatly into a small square, which I always leave at home?

So you just get a second re-usable bag to keep in the car, but end up forgetting it at home, next to the foldable one, when you take the new shopping home?

Ending up accumulating re-usable bags like some insane nesting doll inside the cupboard?

No?

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I might need to re-think my life...
My grandma used to have a carrier-bag bag in her kitchen.

We now have the "bag for life cupboard" which is like the jack-in-a-box answer to kitchen cupboards because every time you open the door you get a dozen Migros bags unfolding and launching themselves at you.

I'm usually quite good at remembering to take a bag with me but the bulging cupboard is a reminder of how many times I forget...
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My grandma used to have a carrier-bag bag in her kitchen.

We now have the "bag for life cupboard" which is like the jack-in-a-box answer to kitchen cupboards because every time you open the door you get a dozen Migros bags unfolding and launching themselves at you.

I'm usually quite good at remembering to take a bag with me but the bulging cupboard is a reminder of how many times I forget...
Back in England where/when(?) plastic carrier bags were the thing, I used to have a "colon" hanging in the kitchen: a fabric tube with a little string sphincter at the bottom end, through which one could pull a placky bag before returning it to the top when one got home from the shops.


I was very fond of my colon, and was very disappointed to discover that folding paper bags were the norm in Switzerland.
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Old 14.03.2017, 13:58
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fill them with rubbish & put them in a public trash can, just don't leave anything with your name on it. Cheaper than zurisacks.

Obviously need to defend my re-cycling and environment reputation here.
I just ignore them 'cos I carry a nice little foldable shopper with me, which usually manages the bulk of groceries, but occasionally doesn't:

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I sometimes think: "If brains were dynamite, I wouldn't have enough to blow my nose."
Aw, that's cute.
Don't worry, won't be blowing yours in the near future either.
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Old 14.03.2017, 14:07
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Back in England where/when(?) plastic carrier bags were the thing, I used to have a "colon" hanging in the kitchen: a fabric tube with a little string sphincter at the bottom end, through which one could pull a placky bag before returning it to the top when one got home from the shops.


I was very fond of my colon, and was very disappointed to discover that folding paper bags were the norm in Switzerland.
I still got one of those! And I received it one Christmas in England
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Old 14.03.2017, 14:10
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Bags?

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Old 14.03.2017, 14:21
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Don't worry, won't be blowing yours in the near future either.
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Old 14.03.2017, 14:28
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Am I the only one that has this gorgeous little re-usable bag that folds neatly into a small square, which I always leave at home?

So you just get a second re-usable bag to keep in the car, but end up forgetting it at home, next to the foldable one, when you take the new shopping home?

Ending up accumulating re-usable bags like some insane nesting doll inside the cupboard?

No?

...

I might need to re-think my life...
I am pretty good at reminding myself to take some reusable bags with me when shopping. I also carry a nice foldable one in my purse, and yeah, I put it back after every use. OCD? Maybe.
However, the other half is not...so we too managed to accumulate lots of bags. I take them to the car when there are quite a few of them and leave them there, he is always pleasantly surprised...lol
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Old 14.03.2017, 14:39
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I'm happy to spend a few rappen on a proper, hardwearing "eco-friendly" bag from the Coop, because they made fantastic wood bags.


We've got a couple of hundred at home now...
I've got hundreds of those too and we don't even have any wood.

I'm quite good at remembering the bags and have a fold up one in my handbag all the time but hubby isn't and Gomes home with at least one of them every time he goes shopping.

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Back in England where/when(?) plastic carrier bags were the thing, I used to have a "colon" hanging in the kitchen: a fabric tube with a little string sphincter at the bottom end, through which one could pull a placky bag before returning it to the top when one got home from the shops.


I was very fond of my colon, and was very disappointed to discover that folding paper bags were the norm in Switzerland.
I have one of those that my mother made for me years ago. I use it for the plastic bags you get when buying stuff in non food shops.
It probably doesn't get as much use as my mother's one did as she used to wash plastic food storage bags, hang them on the line to dry and re-use them.
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Old 14.03.2017, 14:40
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Love portlandia!


Isn't there a no waste type store in Zurich now
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Old 14.03.2017, 19:56
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My grandma used to have a carrier-bag bag in her kitchen.
Didn't everyone? Still have a bag drawer, but mainly now for reusable food bags and the like.
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We now have the "bag for life cupboard" which is like the jack-in-a-box answer to kitchen cupboards because every time you open the door you get a dozen Migros bags unfolding and launching themselves at you.
Now you've gone just too far. Are you suggesting that there are actual real people who don't have such a cupboard/shelf? I find that very hard to believe.
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Old 14.03.2017, 20:03
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It probably doesn't get as much use as my mother's one did as she used to wash plastic food storage bags, hang them on the line to dry and re-use them.
My mum too, even if the bag was used to seal things for the freezer (put food in hot and dip it in freezing water to the air reduces and then seal with no air in) and the ziplock is warped.
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Old 14.03.2017, 20:29
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Love portlandia!
My all time pick me up. Cacao and Feminist Bookstore are classics.

This is another:

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Old 14.03.2017, 20:45
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I think our local Migros would take the prize for this.

My husband popped into our local store last November a couple of days after they introduced the 5cts bag charge. He wasn't buying mush so didn't take a bag in with him from the car.
He bought a couple of lemons and a couple of kiwis which he put together in the same thin plastic bag at the fruit section. He then got a loaf of bread and took them to pay at the self scan checkout.
He paid for the stuff using a gift card ( the self scan checkouts at Migros don't take cash) and as he picked up the bag of fruit it split and the fruit fell to the floor. He picked it up and put it in one of the bags at the checkout not dealing that they had recently started charging for them. The lady in charge of the area came over and insisted he had to pay for it and pointed at the notice. He got a coin out of his pocket to pay for it but she insisted on putting it through the till and then making him pay using his bank card as the gift card doesn't work for amounts as low as 5cts.
The worst thing thing that my idiot husband was stupid enough to just do it. I would either have put the bag back and stuffed the fruit in my pockets/handbag or insisted on paying at a regular checkout or gone back and got another fruit bag. There is no way I would have made a 5cts purchase on my bank card.

I don't disagree with the bag charge at all and we always take our own bags shopping with us plus I have a folded one in my handbag but I thought that the way the checkout lady behaved on that day was just plain ridiculous.
My attention span is not long enough to understand what on earth you are rattling on about...


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Old 14.03.2017, 20:51
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Didn't everyone? Still have a bag drawer, but mainly now for reusable food bags and the like.

Now you've gone just too far. Are you suggesting that there are actual real people who don't have such a cupboard/shelf? I find that very hard to believe.
I don't.

My shopping bags are in a big bag on the kitchen floor.

Note to self - remember to take some bags to the UK on next trip over.
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I actually think it is about time they started charging for those little Bags. Sadly I don't think it will change the mind set of people that have never thought about their actions' consequences on our planet - as demonstrated nicely by this post....
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When I lived in Germany in the 90's they already charged like 10-20 pf per bag.
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