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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post


Related: There is this new trend of cashiers always asking if you want a bag. Sometimes I will have a briefcase, umbrella, and be holding a million things and practically spill it all onto the counter and they ask me if I want a bag. No, I don't want a bag, I want to juggle all of this shit as I walk home. Yes, I want a fucking bag. I realize it is probably because of the tote culture that has spread everywhere and this eco friendly mindedness, but I also think it is the grocery stores just being cheap and not having to dole out bags if they don't have to. This brings me to another point of NYC proposing charging a 10 cent tax (to go to the merchant) if you don't have a tote with you, or your own bag for the use of the plastic bag. This is insane. People use these as kitchen trash bags and for dog poop. To think that waste is being eliminated is ridiculous. It will all come down to economics if the 10 cents is cheaper than buying kitchen trash bags people will pay the 10 cents if not, they will buy plastic bags. Am I out of line here?

Haven't really noticed cashiers asking whether you want a bag or not. Default with places where I shop is to always give. Even at Whole Foods where they promote bringing your own bag, they usually default to giving. They also give you a 10 cent discount for not taking a bag. When grocery shopping is planned, we usually bring out our canvas and polyester totes.

I agree though that I do use the grocery bags as trash bags. They're also perfectly sized for our building's trash chute. Don't think that the larger trash bags will.
post #7217 of 11477
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Originally Posted by Churchill W View Post

Haven't really noticed cashiers asking whether you want a bag or not. Default with places where I shop is to always give. Even at Whole Foods where they promote bringing your own bag, they usually default to giving. They also give you a 10 cent discount for not taking a bag. When grocery shopping is planned, we usually bring out our canvas and polyester totes.

I agree though that I do use the grocery bags as trash bags. They're also perfectly sized for our building's trash chute. Don't think that the larger trash bags will.

Odd, I was at Whole Foods last week. They definitely asked me if I wanted a bag.
post #7218 of 11477
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

So what do you put your garbage in? Let me guess, you purchase plastic bags and put it in those, right? rolleyes.gif

well i live in NY so i buy expensive garbage bags, and throw the plastic shopping bags into them. fuck yeah.
post #7219 of 11477
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Originally Posted by tropics View Post

well i live in NY so i buy expensive garbage bags, and throw the plastic shopping bags into them. fuck yeah.

To me that makes ZERO sense.
I also just use the plastic bags that I get from the grocery, etc. I have a bigger bag with all my plastic bags in them under my kitchen sink. Haven't bought garbage bags since I moved.
post #7220 of 11477
So you're an even larger waster^
post #7221 of 11477
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Originally Posted by tropics View Post

that sounds extremely low. use it 3 times a week, it's toast in 4 / 5 months? i have one that i have been using for years.

Funny, I wasn't going to say anything, because I'm not looking to nitpick the article. But that jumped out at me as well. I have a shelf full of cheap cotton bags that I'll use for the supermarket, the farmer's market, my kid's lunch, or just generally carrying stuff around. They're mostly gimme bags I was given for free at some conference or function or whatever, or that someone used to bring something over to my house and didn't take away with them. Some of them have been in use for years. I think I once broke the handle on one of them when I'd overloaded it. But aside from that, I have had problems with them wearing out.
post #7222 of 11477
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Originally Posted by ter1413 View Post

To me that makes ZERO sense.
I also just use the plastic bags that I get from the grocery, etc. I have a bigger bag with all my plastic bags in them under my kitchen sink. Haven't bought garbage bags since I moved.

i am being flippant but anyway. what do you put the grocery store bags in, a can, do they fit neatly?
post #7223 of 11477
I just take them out to the garbage can daily. I don't see why this is hard to understand. Are you saying you let garbage accumulate in your apartment until a 50 gallon bag is full? That's fucking disgusting.
post #7224 of 11477
I've noticed that every single fucking business in Williamsburg uses the same "thank you!" written in purple pastic bags.

and I use them for trash and take it out once a day. Don't want it to accumulate since it's gross, and I don't want the dog to get into the trash while we are away.
post #7225 of 11477
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Originally Posted by tropics View Post

i am being flippant but anyway. what do you put the grocery store bags in, a can, do they fit neatly?

I have a small Tupperware garbage container and put the bags in there. They don't have to fit neatly because>>>>>>>see below>>>>>>

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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I just take them out to the garbage can daily. I don't see why this is hard to understand. Are you saying you let garbage accumulate in your apartment until a 50 gallon bag is full? That's fucking disgusting.

I do this/that ^^.
I don't wait for a HUGE bag to fill up. I fill/half fill up a small plastic bag and out it goes. In goes a new one. Garbage doesn't sit in my apt for more than a day or so if that. When I leave the compound, the garbage leaves.
Edited by ter1413 - 9/11/14 at 11:12am
post #7226 of 11477
i have a 25 litre, whatever that is, 6 gallons or so. pretty much fill it every day, and definitely empty it every day. something like this.
when i put a store bag in, it only comes about half way up and looks very sad and lonely in there.

post #7227 of 11477
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Originally Posted by tropics View Post

i have a 25 litre, whatever that is, 6 gallons or so. pretty much fill it every day, and definitely empty it every day. something like this.
when i put a store bag in, it only comes about half way up and looks very sad and lonely in there.


Do you sit and watch TV with your garbage can open next to you on your sofa?
It has a lid. Close the lid. How does it look sad and lonely?
post #7228 of 11477
There's this little restaurant that just opened like a block from where I live. I can't figure out what it is called because the sign is written in this weird cursive typeface that is seriously illegible. I can't even find them online because I can't read the fucking sign. Why would they do such a thing?
post #7229 of 11477
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

There's this little restaurant that just opened like a block from where I live. I can't figure out what it is called because the sign is written in this weird cursive typeface that is seriously illegible. I can't even find them online because I can't read the fucking sign. Why would they do such a thing?

Stop by and p//u a menu.
post #7230 of 11477
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

I've noticed that every single fucking business in Williamsburg uses the same "thank you!" written in purple pastic bags.

and I use them for trash and take it out once a day. Don't want it to accumulate since it's gross, and I don't want the dog to get into the trash while we are away.
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