This is one of the must read topics from the Washington Times today, other than ' Inside the Beltway' which really blows me away. While I am still trying to wrap my head around that government conspiracy theorcy post, I will deal with the plastic bag issue, and whether to pay, or not, for our plastic shopping bags.
If you are Enviro conscious, you may have paid for cloth bags, to be used over and over, that have been provided at most retailers, for a small fee of course, or make your own, but seem to forget to bring along on shopping trips, forget them in the car. I am just as guilty as the rest.
Plastic bags are really vexing , and it is even more vexing that corporate retail still make plastic bags so
conveniently available, free in this state, and are not instructing retail check out folks to ask if you want paper, plastic, cloth tote(bag), or if you have brought your own.
What really gets my goat is when I instruct a retail check-out how to plastic bag my stuff ( for the times that I absentmindedly forget the cloth bags), like, 'don't double plastic bag', or 'put it all into one plastic bag', or 'I don't need a bag, really,' they still insist on questioning, refusing, my wishes.
Dread check out after any shopping event at any retail establishment for the corporate retail mentality that forces this plastic; their thuggery is audacious.