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Old 01-21-2020, 01:50 PM
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I've had a Pina Colada with a paper straw. The straw collapsed before I was finished with the drink. I have never liked paper straws. I much prefer plastic in this case.
I agree however paper isn't the only material available for straws anymore.

You can get metal straws which can be sterilized (boiled or sanitized), bamboo straws have made a pretty big hit, and you can buy straws made out of thick, sturdy, washable re-useable plastic (as opposed to single-use).
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Old 01-21-2020, 01:59 PM
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I've never seen a "greeter" at Publix. Walmart, yes but never Publix.
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Just wondering how many of those that vehemently despise plastic bags stand at the mail stations and throw their junk mail in the regular trash? Sort of like the celebrities who travel to environmental meetings on private jets and luxury yachts.
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Lots of differing opinions on this thread with, I assume some misinformation on both sides. Somewhere, some time, government will make the decisions for us since we can't get behind either side in mass. By the way, I got a reply from Publix Corporate and their only comment was they are committed to being environmentally responsible. It was a totally PC response
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Just wondering how many of those that vehemently despise plastic bags stand at the mail stations and throw their junk mail in the regular trash? Sort of like the celebrities who travel to environmental meetings on private jets and luxury yachts.
Junk mail is made out of paper. Paper is fully biodegradeable and will compost easily in a landfill. Plastic is not biodegradeable, and will not compost at all.

While I don't like junk mail and definitely throw most of it away, I have fewer concerns about waste with it because of the fact that it will break down at the landfill.
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Lots of differing opinions on this thread with, I assume some misinformation on both sides. Somewhere, some time, government will make the decisions for us since we can't get behind either side in mass. By the way, I got a reply from Publix Corporate and their only comment was they are committed to being environmentally responsible. It was a totally PC response
Publix heavily funds lobbyists to fight anti-plastic bag legislation.

City commissioners: Publix stifles plastic ban | News | alligator.org
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This "phasing out of plastic bags" is the result of a remarkably conceived and executed marketing conspiracy mounted by the American Paper Institute and the Paper Bag Institute going back to the 1960s, and is well documented here. Follow the money.

Additional participants included the Glass Packaging Institute, the aluminum industry trade association, the General Federation of Women's Clubs (really; read the linked documentary evidence which was originally created on request for the Federal Trade Commission), the Environmental Defense Fund, Greenpeace, the late (self-proclaimed; read his books) socialist professor Barry Commoner, and an assortment of other parties who viewed all things plastic as a COMMERCIAL, NOT ENVIRONMENTAL, industry competitor and disrupter of then traditional materials markets and competitor revenues.
Any questions, please message me.
In 1960 no one had even considered the enviroment, and Greenpeace was not founded until 1971.
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just get another straw
Now why didn't I think of that?
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The U.S. population makes up about 4.3 percent of the world population. Every human uses plastic. So, to me, this issue should be discussed as a global problem. Otherwise, what is the point? I like the plastic bags at Publix, and don't want to bring my own bags, unless everybody else in the world does the same.
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I've never seen a "greeter" at Publix. Walmart, yes but never Publix.
I called him a greeter but that was just my terminology when describing...........

......... the guy who was standing at the entrance of Publix who was giving out key rings with a tiny fabric re-usable bag attached to it that said "Don't forget your re-usable bags" and was informing everyone who came in the store that Publix will be phasing out plastic bags in the near future. Whew, that was a mouthful!!!

I've never seen a "greeter" in Publix either. I guess I should have called him something else. Sorry to have confused the issue.
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Old 01-21-2020, 04:30 PM
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In 1960 no one had even considered the enviroment, and Greenpeace was not founded until 1971.
READ THE LINKED DOCUMENT... I didn't say "1960"... I said "1960s"... a ten-year time-frame.
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This is something that I consider to be environmental friendly and not helpful to me for shopping. This is one of the reasons I quit Sams. I like and don't mind paying for the extra mile that Publix goes to make shopping a pleasure. We find it to be much better than Kings or Wegman which we had in our previous life. I don't want to supply or pay for my own bags. Count me out. There are way too many other services available now a days to get food to the house. We LOVE PUBLIX, don't screw it up!

A side issue will be the amount of Dog Problem Threads will be increased if plastic bags are decreased.
Doing away with bags.....what is next? Maybe buying a TV without a box or maybe a toaster, pots and pans set etc.
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READ THE LINKED DOCUMENT... I didn't say "1960"... I said "1960s"... a ten-year time-frame.
.....and I said 1971. Outside the conspiracy lovers timeframe.
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Old 01-21-2020, 08:15 PM
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Front end Manager at Publix on Bichara Blvd 3 PM today said listen up Jimmy Olsen. Tell Perry White Great Cesars Ghost, drop the Thread cause the Bags are staying. No formal notice from corporate cause he would be the guy who would have gotten notified. I give you my word I wrote his name down on the back of the receipt and shredded it, I think it was Larry.

It’s over kids onto something else?
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