Now that they lifted the bag ban in grocery stores, what will the next big thing be in going green?

Dallas, Texas
March 13, 2016 8:28pm CST
I mean, the idea of a bag ban or nickel per bag thing or buy a dollar or two dollar cloth bag for shopping was the thing as some form of getting more revenue in stores or to cover the expense of getting cleanup crews around the city to pick up the plastic bags lining the turnpikes and loops around the big city. People were throwing out plastic bags and the wind would blow them up into high tree limbs. The things would get put into recycling machines and get all tangled up in the mechanism. OR so they say. Nobody liked this so called going green bag ban or bag tax forced on the citizens of Dallas and other cities throughout the US. What would be the next big thing for going green? I want to hear your ideas that would help make your city a cleaner and greener place for everyone.
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@JohnRoberts (56734)
• Los Angeles, California
14 Mar 16
How about banning plastic bags period which should have been done in the first place and returning to FREE biodegradable paper bags. But there's no profit in that for stores.
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• Dallas, Texas
14 Mar 16
That would be simply wonderful, John.
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@JohnRoberts (56734)
• Los Angeles, California
14 Mar 16
@lookatdesktop When I was young, it was paper bags then to save money grocery stores went to plastic. Also plastic beverage containers should be banned in favor of glass. It was all glass when I was a kid.
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@jstory07 (66951)
• Roseburg, Oregon
14 Mar 16
@JohnRoberts People do not like glass because it breaks really easy.
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• United States
14 Mar 16
My clients use the plastic bags to dispose of their trash. I personally use cloth bags. I also do recycling to keep as much as possible out of the landfills.
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• Dallas, Texas
14 Mar 16
cloth bags are absolutely the best along with paper bags. You are definitely on the right track. Hope others follow your lead. If the plastic bags had slotted cut outs for handles instead of long lanky handles that dangle, the tendency for them to get tangles in the augers at the recycling centers will be less likely.
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@sharon6345 (125365)
• United States
14 Mar 16
I don't know to be honest. The bags I been doing here for a while. I reuse the store bags as waste bags.
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• Dallas, Texas
14 Mar 16
What I wonder about is, can they actually melt down these old plastic bags and make something useful out of them?
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@jstory07 (66951)
• Roseburg, Oregon
14 Mar 16
I reuse the grocery bags for trash so the bags are not wasted.
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• Dallas, Texas
14 Mar 16
They still end up in the landfill. Once in the landfill if they are not sorted out and placed in a recycling center of some sort, they take hundreds of years to decompose, kind of the same thing applies to disposable baby diapers and caprisun drink boxes with those little tiny straws that end up on the ocean floors.