Blogging buddy Squawkfox (I love her blog, and you will too) wrote a post on 50 reasons to stop using plastic bags.
So good was the post that MSN money picked it up! Yaaaay, Squawkfox!
I thought it was a great piece and frankly, a no-brainer, ie., why wouldn’t we use canvas bags for shopping?
Well some of the 200+ commenters on her post didn’t agree:
- I don’t care whether or not my plastic bag will be around 50 years from now. Really, I don’t. Let’s concern ourselves with how to turn our economy around and get inflation under control. The media loves to jump on a “fad” until the next one comes along. Give me a break!
- If plastic bags are banned how the heck am I going to pick up my dogs business in public places?? paper is not suitable..maybe I can carry a roll of saran wrap for collecting that crap or better yet put a diaper on the dog… oh wait, that also made of plastic.. damn I guess I better get rid of the dog… now about the catbox ….
- well, too bad. i need them for my trash can.
You get the idea. And there were quite a few like this sprinkled in the mix.
Wow – I guess I’m more left-coast than I thought. I don’t get it. Why isn’t using canvas bags a no-brainer?