Joined: Jan Thu 01, 1970 1:00 am Posts: 5621 Location: Portland Oregon
About 15 years ago in Oregon the stores all were told to go to plastic bagging to save the trees. Now they, have seen some sort of light again and plastic was forced out because trees were the new cool renewable resource so again we have to switch. Logging is in again but I have the feeling that we are going to see more of these cycle before I'm dead and gone. Ed
Joined: Mar Fri 14, 2008 1:40 pm Posts: 8430 Location: SE USA
The fist time I encountered "paper or plastic" was at a grocery store in WY. I thought for a moment...they're probably both recycled material and further recyclable...they both originate from strained resources. I asked the checkout girl and bagboy which was the best. They didn't know either.
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Joined: Feb Mon 27, 2012 5:56 am Posts: 787 Location: St. Cloud, Minnesota
Paper or plastic? No Way, in this recycling house hold we use, reuseable Canvas material bags!! Save the trees and save the petro/oil byproducts they use to make plastic bags!! I am big time into recycling!!!!
Joined: Mar Sun 11, 2007 6:55 am Posts: 5681 Location: Mission Viejo, southern California
Plastic is by far the most convenient. It is easily and readily recycled. I've found or been given a few canvas bags, but those are a nuisance to carry around. People who get all excited over a bit of plastic or paper really need something better to occupy their times. I recommend rewiring radio chassis full of rubber wire.