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New York state is now banning plastic bags for most stores. I really have no problem with this. The thing that I find interesting is you can by a paper bag for a nickle if you don't have your own personal bag. The reason we went to plastic bags in the first place, back in the 1970s, was to stop using paper bags. The big concern back then was we were destroying the earth by cutting down so many trees and paper bags were a big part of that.
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View Postweatherbowl, on 01 March 2020 - 03:25 PM, said:

New York state is now banning plastic bags for most stores. I really have no problem with this. The thing that I find interesting is you can by a paper bag for a nickle if you don't have your own personal bag. The reason we went to plastic bags in the first place, back in the 1970s, was to stop using paper bags. The big concern back then was we were destroying the earth by cutting down so many trees and paper bags were a big part of that.

This is a perfect example of why people question the climate change crowd. I'm not a climate change denier, in my mind at least. I just think scientist are acting on a relatively small sample of data and making extrapolations from the small data sample. back in the late 70's/early 80's saving trees was the movement, the world's oxygen supply was at risk because "the rain forest was being clear cut by large corporations". Thus, plastic bags were the alternative. Today, plastic is bad because its a fossil fuel derivative and does not decompose. In 10 years the reuseable bags will be bad for one reason or another. You cant win.

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View Postcarribeanpirate, on 02 March 2020 - 12:00 PM, said:

This is a perfect example of why people question the climate change crowd. I'm not a climate change denier, in my mind at least. I just think scientist are acting on a relatively small sample of data and making extrapolations from the small data sample. back in the late 70's/early 80's saving trees was the movement, the world's oxygen supply was at risk because "the rain forest was being clear cut by large corporations". Thus, plastic bags were the alternative. Today, plastic is bad because its a fossil fuel derivative and does not decompose. In 10 years the reuseable bags will be bad for one reason or another. You cant win.

If they really cared, they would stop producing all of this unnecessary packaging and disposable products.
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