Steel chairs and pollution control in India

@vandana7 (66086)
India
January 29, 2017 9:44am CST
We get these chairs We can modify them by adding wheels to the four legs, and have an arrangement to hang, place, baskets and bags. It would then become easier to carry the bags as the trolley can be pushed on roads. If we can do that, may be we can a. Reduce usage of plastic bags; b. Recycle the existing plastics to form those baskets, and parts of the trolley; c. Make people exercise by going out for buying things instead of sending maids or watchmen to fetch them things. If people live in apartments, these trolleys can be maintained in some area on ground floor so that they just pick while going out, and only carry their bags to the lift or empty it all at the lift. Just a thought...since people are not leaving their plastic bags even when shopkeepers are charging for them.
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@LadyDuck (163415)
• Switzerland
30 Jan 17
We use these shopping carts from years (see the photo). I walk to the supermarket, loads my grocery in my card and come back home with my cart. Plastic bags have been banned here, you must bring your bag or a cart.
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@vandana7 (66086)
• India
30 Jan 17
Aw...what a great thing...but it would prove too expensive for folks out here...I think..we need something affordable, we needs something that can move, and we need something can be easy to shop in ..and now that you show may be washable as well. :)
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@LadyDuck (163415)
• Switzerland
30 Jan 17
@vandana7 There are vary basic carts that cost very little and they are washable, most of them are washable. My cart is already 25 years old and it still works.
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@vandana7 (66086)
• India
1 Feb 17
@LadyDuck ... Wow...that is a great idea actually...:)
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@GardenGerty (100380)
• United States
29 Jan 17
That sounds reasonable, but who is willing to do this? For $25 at Wal Mart I purchased a folding rolling cart that can hold lots of purchases, or loads of laundry, or it could hold my hubby's items that he carries to clean up cars. Unfortunately there is no place close by to shop. I did use it when I needed to take something a few blocks over to our church one day.
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@vandana7 (66086)
• India
29 Jan 17
In India, we have plenty of shops at walking distance. Most people go directly to shops, pick things and then carry them back in carry bags. They don't bother carrying jute bags, or anything with them. Another way to popularize could be to make jute bags trendy in appearance and all film actors and fashionable people could be offered something to be seen carrying them.
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• India
29 Jan 17
@vandana7 Jute bags always reach to the tipping point, but miss by a hair breadth. That activation energy is not getting achieved. Need a good catalyst for that...
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@vandana7 (66086)
• India
29 Jan 17
@hora_fugit ..Yeah I noticed that too...
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@hora_fugit (5439)
• India
29 Jan 17
Didn't completely get it. You want people to get out in wheelchairs and hang bags and baskets around them? How much do our roads support this kind of adventure...
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@vandana7 (66086)
• India
29 Jan 17
No...I want them to push that chair with basket lodged on that part where they would sit.....normally. or that sitting part can be designed at lower level for larger baskets..carrying things would be a cake walk.
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• India
29 Jan 17
@vandana7 Looks too open to carry a basket properly. And the roads.... Here people would do hara-kiri before being seen riding a bike (bicycle), and you want them to roam around with their things in basket chairs! If your idea is implemented, it would be maids and servants, and watchmen, obliging for the exercise part (point C)....
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• India
29 Jan 17
@vandana7 She is not an Indian.
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@JudyEv (126129)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Jan 17
We now have a good collection of heavy-duty shopping bags. Very occasionally there are none in the car and we have to resort to plastic ones.
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@vandana7 (66086)
• India
1 Feb 17
We have shopping area at walking distance. My nearest grocery shop would be about 500 steps from the gate of our building (I counted it). Now that is not very far. But most people send the watchman, or their maid to fetch them things. Only some money is handed over. The guy returns with a plastic bag dangling in his hand. That is what prompted this thought.
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@JudyEv (126129)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Feb 17
@vandana7 Were you able to count the steps the first time you wanted to? I only ask because I have tried to count steps somewhere and kept getting distracted and would lose count. It took about four times before I was able to count them all.
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@ptrikha_2 (8696)
• India
3 Feb 17
@JudyEv I think @vandana7 is just approximating - this could be an estimation only.
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@syeow1 (4909)
• India
30 Jan 17
Oh thanks for sharing a great peice information.but it's not easy to use trolleys on Indian road.where pits are more then path.
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@vandana7 (66086)
• India
30 Jan 17
Actually it would if the tyres are of the right size and material..not castors..:)
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@syeow1 (4909)
• India
30 Jan 17
@vandana7 it's difficult to drive truck on these roads.
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@vandana7 (66086)
• India
1 Feb 17
@syeow1 .. I am seriously contemplating coming up with a few ...just for the heck of it...let me try it out...then you would know..lol
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@garymarsh6 (14263)
• United Kingdom
29 Jan 17
They do have this sort of thing here in the UK. Some of the shopping trolleys also double up as chairs. It is a good idea to recycle stuff to be turned into something else. We use hessian shopping bags to do our shopping.
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@vandana7 (66086)
• India
30 Jan 17
Indians simply can't be bothered to remember picking bags. I remember when I was young ..before the plastic bag era...there were bags that used to be hung behind the doors and many would be made from old clothes. Now, we have better and more stylish bags. But still people want plastics. The shopkeeper charges 4 rupees for each bag!
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@garymarsh6 (14263)
• United Kingdom
30 Jan 17
@vandana7 Perhaps they should charge 10 rupees that would deter people perhaps! They now charge you for the bags here in the UK.
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@vandana7 (66086)
• India
31 Jan 17
@garymarsh6 .. Mandatory 20 rupees..with annual increases....that would repair everybody..smh.
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@RasmaSandra (18440)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
29 Jan 17
We always go shopping with our won bags but people still use the plastic bags and the pollution with them is terrible around here in Riga, Latvia. It's as if people don't care.
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@vandana7 (66086)
• India
30 Jan 17
Using it once in a while is fine I suppose. But if people are going out ...why carry something. May be if they realize they don't have to carry those things, shopping in cart like thing would become pleasurable for them and environment.
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@ptrikha_2 (8696)
• India
3 Feb 17
Sometimes, we do carry our own Jute and even plastic bags, but at times, when we have an unplanned shopping, we have to buy extra bags from the stores.
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@jstory07 (68254)
• Roseburg, Oregon
30 Jan 17
I use recycle bags when I remember to use them.
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@vandana7 (66086)
• India
1 Feb 17
Out here, there are two reasons people still prefer plastics, even though they cost 4 rupees. One is..the charge is not much. So people can happily use them for storing the vegetables directly in the crisper. Secondly, once it comes out from crisper, it can be used in dustbins for garbage collection. Effectively, it is used twice, or if you prefer to say thrice. But eventually that is going to pollute the environment alright.
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@Kandae11 (38592)
29 Jan 17
Sensible ideas.
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@vandana7 (66086)
• India
29 Jan 17
Thank you. :)
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@suziecat7 (3399)
• Asheville, North Carolina
30 Jan 17
I do like Anna's suggestion. Finding ways to recycle and reduce waste is always a good thing.
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@PainsOnSlate (20331)
• Canada
1 Feb 17
Good idea but it isn't going to happen, Most Canadians bring their own heavy duty bags to the store but I still see so many paying for a plastic bag...
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