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China Banning Plastic bags

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Spend_day, Jan 11, 2008.

  1. MobyDick

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    yeah.22c for a bag now,was 15c up until few months ago
     
  2. Glaucus

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    As long as there not replaced with paper bags.
     
  3. pyro

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    You have to pay for plastic bags in Italy, but that doesn't really stop people from using them, or force them to use a re-usable bag..a good initiative however.
     
  4. Puzzled

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    Am I the only one who likes the option of having a free bag when your caught out?

    It seems everyone in this thread carries a "bag for life" with them at all times.

    I'll just stick with the free bags when required thanks.
     
  5. Gilly

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    Why didn't you just re-use them?
     
  6. Sinque

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    Why didn't you just re-use them?

    Edit: Beaten :o
     
  7. FrostedNipple

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    why is that a problem, trees are renewable!
     
  8. Glaucus

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    they are, but that's not what happens.
     
  9. Sinque

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    We should make bamboo bags.
     
  10. pitchfork

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    I think everyone should pay for their bags if they wish to use plastic, a charge should be legally imposed on people who wish to use them, i think a lot more people would think twice and get some bags for life.
    I use the tescos "Big green bags" the burlap sack kind of ones, brilliant things. Keep them in the back of my car.
     
  11. Goberpiles316

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    You relise that China is also one of the biggest exporters of plastic bags all over the world and espically to the uk so its pretty ironic I think.

    I use the pay bags the nice ones that last ages, the amount of custom they get off each household supermarkets should give these away free.
     
  12. Kappa

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    Hmm...think harder young luke! These are the times where you would do one better and purchase said bag!
     
  13. Mark A

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    Is that what they use in the USA?. In films they always seem to have shopping in big brown paper bags.
     
  14. Jet

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    I'm sure I read that it takes more energy to make a paper bag than a plastic one.