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Old 25.09.2016, 00:09
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Now even the KTipp is writing about the cloth bags - they say that the weight of 7g per bag can affect the total weight of produce one pays for.
If one uses the bag to weigh e.g. 10 different types of produce, this would add 70g to the total weight. Not that much of a price difference, but depending on a product's price per 100g/kg and how often one buys/weighs produce using those bags, it could add up.
Anyway, the easy way to get around it (if one cares about 7g extra cost per produce type) is to either use a plastic bag (which weighs next to nothing) to weigh the produce in or, as discussed somewhere above, to put the individual items on the scales to weigh them.

I agree with the magazine that the price of almost 10 chuffs for 4 baggies is high.
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Re: Bags and Swiss retail

Which cloth bags are you referring to?

And the new trend


http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/zuerich/...story/25433777



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Now even the KTipp is writing about the cloth bags - they say that the weight of 7g per bag can affect the total weight of produce one pays for.
If one uses the bag to weigh e.g. 10 different types of produce, this would add 70g to the total weight. Not that much of a price difference, but depending on a product's price per 100g/kg and how often one buys/weighs produce using those bags, it could add up.
Anyway, the easy way to get around it (if one cares about 7g extra cost per produce type) is to either use a plastic bag (which weighs next to nothing) to weigh the produce in or, as discussed somewhere above, to put the individual items on the scales to weigh them.

I agree with the magazine that the price of almost 10 chuffs for 4 baggies is high.

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Old 25.09.2016, 11:03
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Re: Bags and Swiss retail

Same questions re the cloth bags gj?

Of course, the bag issue is very different here in Switzerland where all refuse is incinerated (and recycled into heating for local houses, etc)- compared to, say the UK, where they all end up in landfill! And where therefore using bags (and I agree it would be better NOT to use any) which are compostable make sense. If they are going to be incinerated, I can't really see the point- unless it it for the compost bin only.
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Old 25.09.2016, 13:51
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Same questions re the cloth bags gj?
The veggie bags mentioned by Craig. Here's the article.

Btw omtatsat, your article is from Jan 2015 so not exactly new.

Regarding the amount incinerated per person per year, it is apparently less than 1kg of the white plastic baggies (the ones at the till) vs. 700kg of household waste.

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Of course, the bag issue is very different here in Switzerland where all refuse is incinerated (and recycled into heating for local houses, etc)- compared to, say the UK, where they all end up in landfill! And where therefore using bags (and I agree it would be better NOT to use any) which are compostable make sense. If they are going to be incinerated, I can't really see the point- unless it it for the compost bin only.
Disposal of the bags is only one part of the issue, though and in that respect Switzerland us much better than the UK.
The waste of resources in manufacturing the bags in the first place is also a big issue in my opinion. Even worse are all those plastic trays and 'barquette' used for prepackaged fruit and veg.
I try not to use any plastic bags at all for my fruit and veg. I get a lot from my local market garden so they just put them straight into my shopping basket and I try to do the same when shopping in the supermarket. I put the produce in my basket after weighing it and stuck the price sticker on my basket to be scanned at the checkout or scan it myself with the self scan machine.
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Re: Bags and Swiss retail

When I moved here from the states a little over a year ago I just thought it was crazy that someone people pay for bag given that in the states it's not even a matter for discussion but I think it's great. charge for the bags and even make it a hassle to pay for them at cash out; not for the money but to make people pickup the habit of bringing their own.


I think it's great.
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Re: Bags and Swiss retail

3,5 years later we still use those plastic bags when buying fruits and vegetables. Okay, some of us - I for example - stick different items in one bag, which is only possible if you buy very, very little as those bags are tiny. But still ....

Today I was at EDK Germany and because lately the EF-ers bragged about how much bigger and better the German offer re fruits and veggies is, I popped into that department. I usually only get toiletries and household stuff in Germany.

The offer was not better or bigger than in a big Migros or Coop here , BUT: They had brown paper bags! Plain paper, no "windows" (plastic again) and they were quite big. So you could use only one of those for a lot more stuff.

Nice and simple and obviously doable. How much longer until the Swiss shops get to this point?!
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3,5 years later we still use those plastic bags when buying fruits and vegetables. Okay, some of us - I for example - stick different items in one bag, which is only possible if you buy very, very little as those bags are tiny. But still ....
I have those reusable bags (bought at Edeka in Germany), just stick the sticker on it and reuse it next time. Works fine, very small so they fit into any (hand) bag
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I have those reusable bags (bought at Edeka in Germany), just stick the sticker on it and reuse it next time. Works fine, very small so they fit into any (hand) bag
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I have those reusable bags (bought at Edeka in Germany), just stick the sticker on it and reuse it next time. Works fine, very small so they fit into any (hand) bag
You can buy reusable netting bags in Coop, too.
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I have those and really like them. I need to figure out a system though, as I often forget to bring them with me
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I have those and really like them. I need to figure out a system though, as I often forget to bring them with me
I checked the Coop site, did not find them. Does any of you have a link, please?
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I checked the Coop site, did not find them. Does any of you have a link, please?
I couldn't find them on the Coop@home site.Odd, that... but then the online shop doesn't include many Coop products. In the stores you will find them in the produce section. Oekoplan Multibags, set of 3.
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Here are the bags:
https://www.taten-statt-worte.ch/de/...at-nr-352.html
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I couldn't find them on the Coop@home site.Odd, that... but then the online shop doesn't include many Coop products. In the stores you will find them in the produce section. Oekoplan Multibags, set of 3.
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Here are the bags:
https://www.taten-statt-worte.ch/de/...at-nr-352.html
Never seen them on offer. Will look for them next time, thanks a lot.
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Never seen them on offer. Will look for them next time, thanks a lot.
They have them in the fruit and veg sections in Migros and Manor too.

The Manor ones are cheaper, you get four in the pack and the labels stick to them better in my experience.
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They have them in the fruit and veg sections in Migros and Manor too.

The Manor ones are cheaper, you get four in the pack and the labels stick to them better in my experience.
Concur, surprisingly cheaper and more functional
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Got the bags. Thanks folks!
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