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X2shake d livin wake d dead wrote:Not affected...I to poor to shop deh
De Dragon wrote:Profit driven. If they really were doing it for the environment, they'd have done like PriceSmart, and just do away with plastic bags altogether. No need for the pretence of a charge as a deterrent, because most people will not mind and or notice a 3-5 dollar charge.
redmanjp wrote:I thought all plastic grocery bags nowadays were biodegradable
paid_influencer wrote:serious question: anyone know of any wholesale or bulk purchase supplier of grocery-bag sized paper brown bags?
the small doubles bag size should be easy to find. but i looking for the big ones with straps.
Gem_in_i wrote:I stored some items in massy plastic bags and after about a year when I went to get the things, the plastic bags crumbled like flakes.
crazybalhead wrote:"The carrier bag charge has made a big difference. Since we introduced the scheme, the number of bags used has gone down by more than 80 percent in England. This means that more than nine billion fewer plastic bags have been used."
https://www.gov.uk/government/publicati ... -5p-charge
maj. tom wrote:So are they offering branded reusable cloth bags in store for say... $5 TTD?
You know a lot of places tried this plastic bag tax (5 cents USD per plastic bag) and then they gave up after a number of years because it didn't work. People would always pay the tax just to have something to carry their goods. But all the stores offered their reusable branded bag in store for like $1 USD and that's what helped combat plastic bags. They just never offered any plastic bags at check out and only had the reusable cloth ones for sale. The customer was forced to save the environment. Paper wastes trees, recycled paper causes double bagging and nulling the effect.
When Pricesmart now opened in Chaguanas they tried it, I had got one and it lasted years!
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