BBQ’s (Bag Ban Queers) have basically won their stake in making life at the supermarket a pain in the ass for everyone that shops to buy groceries.
They have also created a safety hazard. People forget their bags, don’t want to spend the money to buy a bag or they are so concerned about the environment that they decide to not use one, so they carry out their groceries then drop them in front of a car looking for parking as they both are texting. So because they are not paying for bags or attention we have a situation where it is bad for the environment to have a bag ban as it also adds to the cost of health care, more plastic use from the hospital or clinic, paperwork, etc.
The bans have also created another problem, all these BBQ’s claimed that by banning those those amazing multi-purpose carry bags we used to get FOR/FREE at the store we would STE (Save The Environment) and though it’s a very lovely thought, it has done the opposite, now we have to buy replacement bags for our household garbage.
The majority of people used to line their trash cans at home with those free amazing multi-purpose bags. Let’s look at the difference in the bags thickness:
- lightweight bags (now banned) – these are .47 mil in thickness
- trash bags for my kitchen – these are .97 mil in thickness
- reusable bags are 5 mil thick
2x or 5x the plastic! OMG.
NSF (Not So Fast) TBA’s** say….those tall kitchen bags hold more garbage so you use less bags!
Sorry dude, they are still 2x as thick. If we look at the same size bag, they are still 2x as thick. 2x the plastic.
The 5 mil thick reusable bags we pay $.15 each for now (stores keep that money) may get 10 more uses so that’s the same as lightweight bags.
I use mine twice as do many people. They carry my groceries, then they carry my garbage to the dumpster.
Others just use them once and throw them away.
In reality we have just created double the plastic in landfills due to the amazing multi-purpose multiple-use bag ban, in relation to their use for collecting and disposing of HG (Household Garbage).
Way to go Environmental Queers – EQ’s*
Of course in a democracy, the stupid people can win just by being a majority vote which clearly makes the case for dictatorships where smart people rule.
- Reusable durable bags made out of that crappy plastic fabric need of regular washing. That uses water. Solar panels also need to be washed frequently. So we are using more water, electricity, soap, natural gas, and fabric softener.
- These reusables are so much thicker, it takes 10 truck deliveries to carry them to the store as the same number of amazing multi-purpose multiple-use plastic bags that are now banned would only require 1 truck delivery.
Way to go drought states like California.
Advocates for bans would rebut by saying that the fabric bags can be reused over and over again.
They are right, they can be used over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over again.
Note, that is 10 over agains but they are 10 times thicker and then they are disposed of or recycled and recycling uses more energy (oil) that would have made more plastic so much cheaper so there is no difference.
And while all of this not saving the planet is going on, grocers are making a bundle on these fees for bags.
They then take that money and spend it on stuff. All the stuff they buy with all your bag money has to be manufactured.
Manufacturing processes use fossil fuels, plastic, etc.
End result – NIL.
* Q for Queer in this use has nothing to do with sex. It refers to wacko idiots.
** The Ban Advocates