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(SeattlePI)   Ban on plastic bags in Seattle causes less environmental pollution, more shoplifting   (seattlepi.com) divider line 6
    More: Fail, environmental pollution, Seattle, Fred Meyer, reusable bags  
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2013-03-02 03:15:53 AM
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Lsherm: The ban on plastic bags means reusable bags go up in use, which means it's easier to steal. You obviously haven't shoplifted. If you're bringing in your own bag, it's easier to keep shiat in it that you don't pay for.


People who want to steal using reusable bags don't need a bag ban to do so.

You obviously haven't shoplifted

Not in years. Of course, we didn't have reusable bags back in my day. We dressed up in drag and used prosthetic bellies.

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2013-03-02 08:18:56 AM
2 votes:
When they start searching every bag you can always resort to fake presents:
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(that episode's opening always cracks me up, bubbles high as a kite singing into the walkie talkie that's on the same channel as the store's announcements...hehehehe)
2013-03-02 03:02:00 AM
2 votes:

davidphogan: Portland has a bag ban that has directly led to me throwing out cans. It's not worth the hassle to buy bags that I can take recyclables back in, so I now just throw them out.

Good work in the name of the environment.


So the bag ban made you lazy? Damn, what a powerful piece of legislation!
2013-03-02 09:55:47 PM
1 votes:

my lip balm addiction: Jeezus dude. I had you farkied as a favorite, but I can see that you are just a lazy, whiny, asshole. fark you man. No more favorite are you.


The whole plastic bag ban, for someone who doesn't make a lot of money and doesn't have a car, has a lot of costs.  I can't buy as much at the store in a single trip, so I have to spend more time going to the store more often or shop at more expensive places closer to home to get everything I could previously buy in a single walk to the store.  I also end up using the same number of bags I did before the ban, but now I have the extra expense of buying them as opposed to getting them as part of my purchase, and I still go through a lot of bags (made from paper instead) that now just get recycled as soon as I get home.  Unless they get too wet, in which case they won't take them for recycling and they just end up in the trash instead.  Unlike plastic which can still be recycled if it's wet.

Beyond the can thing, the bag ban has done nothing except waste my time and cost me more a bit of extra money.  It doesn't save the environment from anything either, since I'm still using just as many plastic bags, but now they're thicker and have more packaging.

It's a stupid feel good knee jerk reaction made by a crappy mayor (in Portland's case) that punishes people who have the least environmental impact the most.  I don't see why that's a good thing, but I also don't really give a crap if I'm on favorite lists.  I'm just being pointing out that there are a lot of unintended consequences of a ban like this and almost all of them are more negative than just letting people use plastic bags.

But hey, if you feel better about screwing people over while doing little to nothing about the environment because people can't have plastic bags more power to you.
2013-03-02 11:39:46 AM
1 votes:

davidphogan: Krieghund: davidphogan: Portland has a bag ban that has directly led to me throwing out cans. It's not worth the hassle to buy bags that I can take recyclables back in, so I now just throw them out.

Good work in the name of the environment.

Good news! You can put them in your curbside recycling can!

Then I have to deal with the bums dumping that shiat all over.  No thanks.


Sounds like you're just not cut out for city living. Have you tried Bumfark, Olympia yet?
2013-03-02 02:20:54 AM
1 votes:
Portland has a bag ban that has directly led to me throwing out cans. It's not worth the hassle to buy bags that I can take recyclables back in, so I now just throw them out.

Good work in the name of the environment.
 
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