Paper or Plastic?

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Paper or Plastic

  1. Paper

    7 vote(s)
    11.9%
  2. Plastic

    17 vote(s)
    28.8%
  3. Tote bag

    22 vote(s)
    37.3%
  4. Paper/plastic, though they get reused/recycled

    13 vote(s)
    22.0%
  1. 204467 macrumors 6502a

    204467

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    #1
    When you go to the supermarket, do you use paper or plastic bags to carry your stuff out? My family uses paper bags wrapped with plastic bags to carry the bags, though they keep the bags to reuse them for the supermarket and that's what we put our paper recycling in for the weekly collection.

    P.S. Been awhile since I've done one of these, but ten awesome points for the first person to guess where this quote is from and who said it:

    "Ugh. And I thought they smelled bad on the outside."
     
  2. Samarium macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    Plastic bag.

    Han Solo - The Empire Strikes Back. :p
     
  3. dmr727 macrumors G3

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    #3
    Plastic. I'm not sure you can even get paper around here anymore.
     
  4. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    #4
    i've been bringing my own bag most of the time now. plan to keep it that way.
     
  5. Dagless Suspended

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    Reusable carrier bag. Been using them for years before the anti-carrier bag hype smashed into the UK.
     
  6. 204467 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    204467

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    Ten awesome points for you, sir. And just 51 post more until you can get an avatar (sorry to be creeping, I was looking at your profile to see what gender you are. I couldn't find it, so I just guessed).
     
  7. Tilpots macrumors 601

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    #7
    We use reusable bags. You can fit a lot more in them so it's easier to get the groceries in the house. And we're saving the world.:p
     
  8. 204467 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    204467

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    Good on you! I don't even know what happened to all of my tote bags, I guess I'll just have to go and pledge 20 bucks to PBS to get some more...
     
  9. Samarium macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks! :p I'll update my profile(male)! I'm really excited because of my future avatar too. Do you know where to get nice ones? Sorry for misleading the thread a bit. :eek:
     
  10. 204467 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well, my avatar is just the cover of a Prometheus album I found on Twisted.com. I just downloaded the file and uploaded it. Of course, a lot of people who want personal avatars just make them in Photoshop.
     
  11. deriko100 macrumors 6502

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    Paper be easy on the environment or itll be hard on you.
     
  12. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    I bought 2 tote bags when I went shopping yesterday. Figured it was time to do a little more for the environment.
     
  13. Ntombi macrumors 68030

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    I use the great recyclable tote bags from Costco. Every time I bring them into the grocery store, I get compliments and comments about what great bags they are. And I agree. :D

    They are huge! I can get a whole basket's worth into three Costco bags. And they have handles and shoulder straps.
     
  14. 204467 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Those sound nice. Shame my family shops at Acme. Can you get them around Philly?
     
  15. montanachad macrumors regular

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    Those damn plastic bags, which are bad for the environment, are being phased out in the Seattle area starting in Feb. 2009. I use an empty backpack, hemp tote bags, and for produce bags made out of corn (not chemicals).
     
  16. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    I use a tote bag. I live in a city, so it's easier to have one bag that can carry all of my groceries instead of two or even three. They're bigger, can hold much much much more, and are reusable.

    Plus the saving the world thing! :D
     
  17. ErikCLDR macrumors 68000

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    Usually a combination of paper and plastic. I reuse the plastic ones though,
     
  18. iParis macrumors 68040

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    #18
    PLASTIC.
    I hate the feel of pager bags.
    And the handle breaks too easily.
    Sure the same thing happens to plastic bags but you can always double bag.
    It would be really stupid if you double bagged paper. >.<
     
  19. Melrose Suspended

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    I use plastic, mostly. I've got a couple fabric bags I reuse, but mostly plastic.

    Ime paper bags rip waaaay too easy and I'd much rather recycle the few plastics I use each week than be picking my stuff up off the parking lot. But I do recycle them.
     
  20. jackiecanev2 macrumors 65816

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    I have recyclable bags; every now and then I get plastic to reuse as doggie-poo bags. :eek:
     
  21. northy124 macrumors 68020

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    I use whatever bag they have at the store after I finished with them in the bin they go:D
     
  22. deriko100 macrumors 6502

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    EVIL, Use paper or do you want to iapocalypse to come sooner?
     
  23. SactoGuy18 macrumors 68020

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    Given that I've been to a few COMDEX shows in the 1990's, I use the free tote bags the computer companies gave out back then for my grocery shopping. :)
     
  24. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    #24
    I use the tote bags they sell at the store for 99 cents.

    They also started giving away "six-pack" versions of the same bag for wine bottles. I used those for a while, then realized I prefer using the old cardboard wine boxes for carrying my wine. The wine bags flop all around and it's a pain getting the bottles in and out. Since you're using the same wine box they shipped the wine to the store in, it's not like there's any better impact on the environment using the wine bags.
     
  25. northy124 macrumors 68020

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    #25
    Soooooonnneeerrrrr
     

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