Single use plastic

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Re: Single use plastic

Postby Jlabute » Aug 19th, 2019, 9:30 pm

Stevemak wrote:Encourage the reduction of single use plastic before being heavy handed with fines. A simple question at the till "Do you need a bag?" makes consumers think about paying 10 c for one. The Okanagan economy relies heavily on agriculture and tourism through the summer and 5 lbs of cherries is hard to carry in your hands back to your motel



“No thank-you, no plastic bags for me”. Then what you do is pick up one item, walk it out to your car, then keep coming back for more single items until they are all eventually cleared out. Boom, no bags, plus you get a work out. Nothing the grocery stores would hate more.
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Re: Single use plastic

Postby kgcayenne » Aug 19th, 2019, 10:05 pm

And pay by debit, which has (in most cases) a per transaction flat rate $0.03 or something like that.
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Re: Single use plastic

Postby AlienSoldier » Aug 20th, 2019, 5:37 am

Jlabute wrote:
Stevemak wrote:Encourage the reduction of single use plastic before being heavy handed with fines. A simple question at the till "Do you need a bag?" makes consumers think about paying 10 c for one. The Okanagan economy relies heavily on agriculture and tourism through the summer and 5 lbs of cherries is hard to carry in your hands back to your motel



“No thank-you, no plastic bags for me”. Then what you do is pick up one item, walk it out to your car, then keep coming back for more single items until they are all eventually cleared out. Boom, no bags, plus you get a work out. Nothing the grocery stores would hate more.


Or:
1. You bring your own bags
2. The store carries paper bags
3. You purchase a reusable bag

The LCBO has been using paper bags for alcohol for decades without issues. I’m sure more stores can carry paper bags. Single use plastics to wrap chopped vegetables and bulk buying might be harder to get rid of.
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Re: Single use plastic

Postby 1791 » Aug 20th, 2019, 6:04 am

LA has human poop in all the alleys and doorways. No plastic bags for the homeless to use as a loo. Maybe we need to rethink this ban.
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