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Old 01-22-2020, 10:18 PM
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The only way paper wins in any environmental category is in the disposal portion of its life cycle.
That's like saying; "The only way nuclear loses as a fuel source...is in the "disposal portion of its life-cycle."


Particularly, since the thread exists because of plastic's...complete life-cycle.

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Old 01-22-2020, 10:38 PM
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And there are items like RAW MEAT that should
be put in plastic so it doesn’t leak or contaminate anything.
The super-thin bags used for packing meat and produce wouldn't be eliminated, even if they do get rid of the grocery bags. You'll still be able to use those, and protect the rest of your groceries.

OR YOU CAN BUY THEM ON AMAZON which I've said several times. I don't know why anyone would have a problem with that, if they absolutely can't possibly stand to live without a plastic bag that they're going to throw away when they get home anyway.
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Old 01-22-2020, 11:26 PM
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I see no news articles, and nothing on Publix website, indicating any official change in their current policy - which is to encourage and heavily promote the use and purchase of re-usable bags.
Ah. So that's why every checkout clerk robotically says, "Thank you for bringing a bag."

I never liked the change from paper to plastic and have been using my own bags for decades. I leave four large and small bags in the car for groceries, CVS, takeout, etc.

Remember when we all lined our kitchen garbage cans with paper bags? I wonder if the requirement for plastic trash bags will ever be revisited ...

Big box stores don't offer bags and we all adapted to that. Maybe not Nucky.
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Old 01-23-2020, 05:39 AM
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...........OR YOU CAN BUY THEM ON AMAZON which I've said several times. I don't know why anyone would have a problem with that, if they absolutely can't possibly stand to live without a plastic bag that they're going to throw away when they get home anyway.
Do the bags on Amazon have handles just like grocery bags?
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Do the bags on Amazon have handles just like grocery bags?
If you go to amazon all your questions will be answered by the pictures they have by each product and the cost
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..........Remember when we all lined our kitchen garbage cans with paper bags?........
I can barely remember paper bags being used in the kitchen garbage can when I was a child. I think about how that must have been very messy with all sorts of liquid waste in the paper bags (one example is egg shells with the remnants of the egg whites). How many of those bags broke through when removing them from the cans? What about the roaches that nest in the folds of the paper bags? From what I read, roaches still nest in those paper bags.

I don't know how paper bags for kitchen garbage waste would work out in this day and age. Hope I never have to see it.
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There was a greeter at Publix yesterday informing people that Publix will be phasing out plastic bags. I was told this new policy will be implemented in the next 2-3 months.

Re-usable bags are $.99 each. I received a re-usable bag key ring as a reminder to bring re-usable bags to Publix. It is cute!
And should we use reusable bags in all the waste baskets in our home or will we go out and buy more plastic bags to use and throw out?
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Old 01-26-2020, 02:12 PM
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If you go to amazon all your questions will be answered by the pictures they have by each product and the cost

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Old 01-26-2020, 04:29 PM
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Do the bags on Amazon have handles just like grocery bags?
You can buy actual grocery bags at Amazon. They sell them by the case, 250, 500, or 1000 per case. Plastic grocery bags with handles, also known as t-shirt bags. You can buy a case of 1000 for $17.
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Dam, we bring our publix plastic grocery bags back up north with us where plastic is no longer allowed. I bring them into the Big Y or Stop and Shop and when they ask me if I have my own grocery bags I pull the plastic bags out of my pocket and say yes. I guess I will have to bring some of our plastic bag stash back down to Florida so I can do the same. And who says they are single use bags?
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You can buy actual grocery bags at Amazon. They sell them by the case, 250, 500, or 1000 per case. Plastic grocery bags with handles, also known as t-shirt bags. You can buy a case of 1000 for $17.
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Yes, I saw the bags at Amazon. I guess you didn't get my joke with my previous "Thank You" post.
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I emailed Publix about this and they did NOT confirm.
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I emailed Publix about this and they did NOT confirm.
What did you ask Publix? The latest I was informed about was that Publix will be charging for the plastic bags. Is that what you asked them?
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