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Old 13.09.2011, 23:50
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Re: do grocery stores provide bags in CH?

Maize/starch compostable bags are not much good for a country that incinerates its rubbish. (my daughter uses them in the UK where rubbish is still mostly landfilled. Mind you she is full of good intentions and keeps all the shopping bags from the supermarket, and INTENDS to re-use them, bless her, but never does and has 100000s, bless her).
I also like the cloth washable bags- I have both always in the boot (trunk) of the car (eg thos stiffer ones made of recycled plastics) - once you've got the habit it is so easy. The small bags used for packing/wrapping fruit and veg are then used for sifiting cat poo from the litter tray.
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Re: do grocery stores provide bags in CH?

Peg, could you please post a bigger picture of that Coop bag?
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Re: do grocery stores provide bags in CH?

oooh so that's a PET bag, Whole Foods is very expensive, not around here, we don't have a large enough population for them.

ahhh, so the biodegradable fall apart, bummer!

Well, the vote happened and the council members couldn't agree to charge or to just ban them, no charge, so it's been shelved.

Living in a city full of private large jets where one self proclaimed VIP arrives using some zillion gallons of petrol....this idea seems rather pety and aimed at the regular guy who gets off work and stops to buy a few things on his way home. And those cloth bags take oil to make them, then to wash them.

This forum is great! Just like that I can ask a person on the other side of the globe a question, amazing....and I love reading the other stuff, like how to watch English TV, politics, etc.
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