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What Kind of Bags Do You Use at the Supermarket?

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It's time to break out the reusable bag, recycle those bottles and just start appreciating the Earth, people. Because Earth Day 2012 is almost upon us! This year, Earth Day lands on Sunday April 22 and it'll be the 42nd year that the planet has been celebrated. But, we've got to ask: how do you feel about the Earth?

Do you consider yourself environmentally conscious? Are you willing to pay more to buy organic products? And what about recycling? Let us know how into the planet you are with our Earth Day Quick Vote. Trust us: The Earth will appreciate it. And so will we.


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  • TrannyBob-As in 'Transmissi... 2014/07/13 18:05:29
    I bring my own reusable bags
    TrannyBob-As in 'Transmissions'!
    It not only helps to severely reduce landfill waste, it's the most efficient way to ensure that your groceries don't end up rolling across the parking lot due to the proverbial torn bag handle, be it paper or plastic! Lol
  • jule-sy 2014/07/13 15:42:04
    Plastic
    jule-sy
    This post was from 2 years ago.
    well the stores don't ask here if we want paper, they automatically bag with the plastic. not even sure if they carry paper any more.

    I don't particularly care for the reusable, the ones I have saved the seams are coming apart from washing often. most of the time also I forget to take them from the car into the store.
  • Ang 2014/07/13 06:37:51
    Plastic
    Ang
    +1
    that's what they give me!
  • Dave 007 2012/04/22 11:40:50
    Plastic
    Dave 007
    Over a third of you people lie.
  • Sour Dime 2012/04/19 21:14:52
    I bring my own reusable bags
    Sour Dime
    I bring my own, and when I don't have enough I use paper.
  • John 2012/04/19 20:44:51
    Paper
    John
    Paper bag with some wood chips inside, starts a proper fire in a wood stove, Shaking crumbs on meat before deep fat frying or baking with the lower 1/3, the upper 2/3 for absorbing oil. Hundreds of other uses.
  • Kigan 2012/04/19 20:33:40
    I bring my own reusable bags
    Kigan
    The reusable bags hold more and are easier to carry.
  • wpsark 2012/04/19 20:29:18
    Plastic
    wpsark
    +1
    I use them as trash liners
  • volley15 2012/04/19 19:44:15
    I bring my own reusable bags
    volley15
    Although I will get a few plastic ones if I know we are low on them at the house for the bathroom trash cans.
  • Nekosarethebest 2012/04/19 19:39:06
    Plastic
    Nekosarethebest
    +1
    Yeh, we reuse them as liners for rhe bathroom. I guess it isn't as eco friendly, but blah.
  • fuzzy K... Nekosar... 2012/04/19 20:02:48
    fuzzy Ken "In G*d We Trust"
    +2
    Yes it IS ecofriendly. You're reusing. Good job.

    reduce reuse recycle
  • Nekosar... fuzzy K... 2012/04/19 20:15:11
    Nekosarethebest
    +1
    Oh really? Yay! :)
  • SavingPeopleHuntingThings 2012/04/19 19:18:08
    Whatever they give me
    SavingPeopleHuntingThings
  • Lizzy 2012/04/19 19:15:11
    Plastic
    Lizzy
    I missed the other option of using my own. I always take my own shopping bags which are stronger + easier to pack. We have to pay for carrier bags where i live + they are useless !!.
  • NarcolepticGoat 2012/04/19 19:10:08
    I bring my own reusable bags
    NarcolepticGoat
    +1
    I save the 5 cents per bag tax *and* get a 5 cent discount on top. Plus the handles don't cut into my had as badly as plastic ones do.
  • Matilda Walton 2012/04/19 18:43:03
    I bring my own reusable bags
    Matilda Walton
    +1
    I WAS "FORCED BY LAW" TO PURCHASE "REUSABLE BAGS"...........IF I FORGET TO

    BRING THEM ALONG WHEN I GO SHOPPING............THE "CHARGE TO BAG UP MY

    GROCERIES..............IS $2.00 PER BAG"..............OUCH!!
  • **Bessie** 2012/04/19 18:24:45
    I bring my own reusable bags
    **Bessie**
    +2
    Usually. They are the canvas type and were free.
  • Narcole... **Bessie** 2012/04/19 19:11:49
    NarcolepticGoat
    +1
    and the canvas bags are useful for all kinds of things. Library, laundry, crafty stuff...
  • **Bessie** Narcole... 2012/04/19 19:15:16
    **Bessie**
    +1
    Yes they are!
  • smitty 2012/04/19 18:22:51
    Plastic
    smitty
    +3
    They just have so many other uses when you get home.
  • fuzzy K... smitty 2012/04/19 20:07:26
    fuzzy Ken "In G*d We Trust"
    +2
    Yup. (evil laugh)

    plastic bag on head
  • smitty fuzzy K... 2012/04/19 20:16:57
    smitty
    +1
    Ha! Not quite what I was speaking about.
  • cmdrbnd007 2012/04/19 17:42:11
    Whatever they give me
    cmdrbnd007
    I actually prefer paper but usually don't have an option.
  • Jdogg 2012/04/19 17:26:36
    Plastic
    Jdogg
    +3
    They are the perfect size for my bathroom trash can
  • Vane04 2012/04/19 17:23:20 (edited)
    Paper
    Vane04
    Paper unfortunately I live in san Jose. They dont hand out plastic bags anymore, and we get charged 10 to 11 cents per paper bag. Paper bags suck for groceries =(
  • Splinter76 2012/04/19 17:15:49
    Whatever they give me
    Splinter76
    Crap. I should've picked the reusable bag option. That's what my wife uses. But we do it because it's convenient and they're easier to carry. "Saving the world" wasn't why we bought them.
  • Cal 2012/04/19 16:49:16
    Plastic
    Cal
    +1
    Plastic - double bagged.

    I live on the second story of a dorm building. The plastic bags give me handles to carry with, the double bag gives it extra strength not to tear. I then save those bags and use them as trash bags.
  • Katniss 2012/04/19 16:35:46
    I bring my own reusable bags
    Katniss
    Always.
  • USAF Vet 2012/04/19 06:39:08
    Whatever they give me
    USAF Vet
    If it holds the goods, who cares (apart from those using reusable bags) if it's paper, plastic, cloth or cardboard?
  • Pedalpusher 2012/04/19 04:08:18 (edited)
    Plastic
    Pedalpusher
    But I recycle them in my plastics trash. Can't seem to remember to take my own bags which I do have.
  • silentart 2012/04/18 21:45:41
    I bring my own reusable bags
    silentart
    Hate to see flying plastic bags around on field and street... Own reusable bag is akind of self esteem to acknowlege that we are concerned people about our Earth!
  • RoboDad 2012/04/18 19:26:46
    Plastic
    RoboDad
    Most stores now have bins where you can recycle plastic bags. As long as people take advantage of that service, there isn't a problem using plastic. And it greatly reduces the risk of spreading bacteria that is possible with 'reusable' bags.
  • Ron in Oregon 2012/04/18 18:57:30
    Plastic
    Ron in Oregon
    Plastic bags are made from ethane a byproduct of cleaning up natural gas for use in your stove.
    If not used for bags it is flared off.
    Greenies worry about carbon dioxide.
  • amoonsinger 2012/04/18 18:09:13
    Whatever they give me
    amoonsinger
    If I remember to use the bags I have bought I will, or the bags I have crocheted for myself. Otherwise the plastic or paper are ok. What the heck, kill a tree, pollute the plant with plastic, besides plastic is reusable for many things, including as plarn.
  • Sperry23 2012/04/18 17:23:35
    Paper
    Sperry23
    I reuse the paper bags for a lot of things, including packing groceries on repeat trips.
  • heirsoftheking 2012/04/18 16:47:41
    Whatever they give me
    heirsoftheking
    +2
    Most of the time I have to shop for my family quickly and efficiently. When I go to the store, I go to buy what my family needs - I don't go there to do favors for environmentalist groups.
  • DreamSpeaker 2012/04/18 16:11:43
    I bring my own reusable bags
    DreamSpeaker
    Although their initial investment can be intimidating for some, their value is superior. I have finally gathered enough cloth bags that I no longer need the plastic ones.Some stores don't even offer paper bags anymore. For those who would rather not buy cloth bags, you can make them yourself. You can even make them from plastic bags you already have with wax paper and an iron, buy fusing several together to make them strong and reusable. We must wake up to the damage that plastic is doing to our environment. Plastic water bottles are filling up our landfills or decorating the countryside from being thrown out the car windows by selfish, lazy people who don't want to have trash in their cars, or carry that bottles to a trash receptacle. Here, littering takes on a new and scary image. How long does it take for these plastic bottles to disintegrate? Think about it.
  • PapaBC 2012/04/18 15:27:16
    Whatever they give me
    PapaBC
    First it was Paper then the wacko's what us to save trees an put us on plastic. Now it is back to paper and bring your own bags. One report have the reusable bags as not being that health as they are treated with some chemicals.

    What the hell do those ECO wacho's want?
  • Ron in ... PapaBC 2012/04/18 19:01:04
    Ron in Oregon
    There is a required label inside the reusable cloth bag and 98% say made in China.
  • Andre 2012/04/18 15:23:39
    Plastic
    Andre
    +1
    Plastic bags are not only the most convienent but als the best for the environment. Who does not reuse them as garbage bags for example. Otherwise one buys plastic bags for (small) garbage, so where is the benefit ?

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