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Old 01-27-2020, 11:05 AM
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The end result of this entire thread:


There might be an end to free plastic single-use grocery bags at Publix.
There might not be.
If there is, you have options:

Buy re-useable bags, and reuse them.
Buy single-use bags by the case on Amazon and/or similar.
Buy paper bags as needed from the stores, which will sell them at a nominal cost per bag.
Use boxes normally discarded by the stores you buy stuff from anyway.
Buy groceries on Amazon and have them delivered in boxes.
Don't use bags or boxes, just load everything up in your car and unload them when you get home.
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Old 01-28-2020, 10:32 PM
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The end result of this entire thread:


There might be an end to free plastic single-use grocery bags at Publix.
There might not be.
If there is, you have options:

Buy re-useable bags, and reuse them.
Buy single-use bags by the case on Amazon and/or similar.
Buy paper bags as needed from the stores, which will sell them at a nominal cost per bag.
Use boxes normally discarded by the stores you buy stuff from anyway.
Buy groceries on Amazon and have them delivered in boxes.
Don't use bags or boxes, just load everything up in your car and unload them when you get home.

"Buy" -- is that a command or a suggestion?

Would you impose these inconveniences and costs on the rest of us if you could?
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Old 01-28-2020, 10:35 PM
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"Buy" -- is that a command or a suggestion?

Would you impose these inconveniences and costs on the rest of us if you could?
Was there some part of "you have options" that you didn't understand?
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Old 01-28-2020, 10:36 PM
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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?


This plastic bags things is "Better Homes And Gardens" gone political.
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Old 01-29-2020, 03:56 AM
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I say THANK YOU PUBLIX! We are into such a self enriching period of time, that this move to help the health of the earth is so uplifting. Plastic bags are more efficient for Publix. Reusable bags will not help the bottom line profit for this food giant. It might even lose them some customers. Doing what is right for all, over personal profit is becoming a lost virtue, so again, God bless you PUBLIX.
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Preaching at someone may have the reverse effect.

At this time Publix isn't phasing out plastic bags and has no plans to. I think taking reusable bags is a good thing.
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I say THANK YOU PUBLIX! We are into such a self enriching period of time, that this move to help the health of the earth is so uplifting. Plastic bags are more efficient for Publix. Reusable bags will not help the bottom line profit for this food giant. It might even lose them some customers. Doing what is right for all, over personal profit is becoming a lost virtue, so again, God bless you PUBLIX.

That very truthful statement, sadly covers so very many aspects...of our current society.


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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!



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My personal opinion:

Those plastic bags will decompose long before this thread dies
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Was there some part of "you have options" that you didn't understand?

Your objective is to eliminate the option of plastic bags, correct?

If not, what's the point of the "no bags" virtue signaling?

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Old 01-30-2020, 02:59 AM
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Some critical thinking about plastic bags.


There is a vocal group that is "anti plastic bags", and virtue signals by NOT using plastic bags and wants the rest of us to know about it.

So, what is the problem with plastic bags? I surmise that there are actually 2 problems 'in play' here:

1) Plastic bags are part of a general "plastic problem" because they aren't "biodegradable". It's not clear why something that isn't "biodegradable" is a problem -- after all, cement isn't biodegradable, and most earth materials AREN"T, in fact, "biodegradable" --- but we'll leave it for now that the problem with plastic is that it's not biodegradable.

2) Plastic bag are sometimes not disposed of properly by people who litter, and the bags end up in places where litter isn't regularly cleaned up, e.g. "Sea Plastic".

Question: how does a few people not using plastic bags affect either of these problems?
1) Since plastics use is huge and our standard of living depends on it, how does a few people not using skimpy plastic bags in any measurable way reduce the consumption of plastic? Answer: it doesn't. Would "banning" plastic bags reduce the consumption of plastic in ANY significant way. Answer: no, it wouldn't.

2) Regarding Litter, does a few fastidious people not using plastic bags have any impact on Litter and Sea Plastic? Absolutely not -- people who virtue project over plastic bags don't Litter in the first place.

So "not using plastic bags" has no effect on either of the problems associated with plastic, why do they do it?

I pose that question to the Forum.


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Old 01-30-2020, 09:30 AM
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Some critical thinking about plastic bags.


There is a vocal group that is "anti plastic bags", and virtue signals by NOT using plastic bags and wants the rest of us to know about it.

So "not using plastic bags" has no effect on either of the problems associated with plastic, why do they do it?

I pose that question to the Forum.


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