Skip to comments.MEMO TO MEGYN KELLY - USING PLASTIC BAGS IS SO YESTERDAY!
Posted on 03/20/2009 11:07:25 AM PDT by sportsone234
Megyn, a few weeks ago I heard you talking on Americas Newsroom when you voiced genuine surprise that people are choosing to use reusable clothe bags over plastic bags when shopping. My guess is, that if you knew the consequences of our use a plastic bag for 10 minutes & then throw it away mentality that youd be at the head of line encouraging people to dump the plastic bags and begin using alternatives. It is clear that you are smart & savvy enough to know using plastic bags is so yesterday!
[...]To see the consequences of what this means please view these two videos. One was produced by VBS TV and the other is from a Nightline segment. Both videos tell a compelling story.
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I don’t know anything about that. I’m just here for the pictures! :)
I like my plastic bags, stuff won’t leak through them as they would with paper or cloth. Yes, I do recycle or reuse my plastic bags.
I use my plastic bags to line my wastebaskets.
the doctrine of original sin promoted by secular, marxist environmenalists.
Me too. I like my plastic bags, and walking by the tree hugging hippies with a cart full of them. From my cold dead hands!
Oh puhleese, just leave Megyn alone before she kicks your butts.
The same people whining about plastic bags turn around and line their garbage cans with plastic bags....I recycle and reuse mine for many uses around the house.
You should leave a comment at yonder blog.
This thread is useless without pictures
Pictures of Kelly that is - not plastic bags
Your comment made it worth the click for this post! LOL!
We wouldn’t have plastic bags at our grocery stores were it not for the efforts of these pin heads in the past trying to save the earth by eliminating paper bags.....
When I first read the title, I was thinking :”Sanyo plastics? They make tv’s and plastic too? That’s kind of cool.”
Same here. And to scoop the kitty’s presents into.
plastic bags are great I reuse them for all kinds of things picking up dog waste, as trash bags for wastebaskets, for bag luches and for the used cat litter, I would rather a plastic bag from recyled plastic than a paper or cloth bag, plus the ‘fact’ that plastic bags are evil is pure BS
Evil plastic bags. Take it from the Environmental Protection Agency : paper bags are not better for the environment than plastic bags. If anything, the evidence from life-cycle analyses favors plastic bags. They require much less energy and greenhouse emissions to manufacture, ship and recycle. They generate less air and water pollution. And they take up much less space in landfills.
That’s what I’m talkin about! Thanks!
Megyn can use whatever she wants.
Whenever I see articles like this I go buy some veal and ask for it to be put in a plastic bag with a paper bag inside it, then double plastic bags to make it stronger.
I use mine to dispose of my filled Litter Maid cat waste receptacles, creating a mixed waste with my other trash. QUICK, TAKE ME TO THE REEEDUCATION CAMP BEFORE I SIN AGAIN!!
I have read somewhere that putting 2% sugar in the production of plastic bags will nake them biodrgradable.
You forgot the biggie.....It's a lot easier to carry cockroaches home from the grocery store in paper bags. The roaches prefer paper.
Plastic grocery bags make excellent little “UFO’s”. All you need is one of those tea light candles and some string, light the thing, and it floats around for a while, giving the appearance of a UFO, and when it lands, the candle burns it up, no more bag.
When Asked paper or plastic at the grocery store I say, Plastic, then put that in paper.
Thank you. For a minute I thought I was having another senior moment. No one wanted plastic bags, plastic milk jugs, plastic garbage sacks, OR aluminum cans for soda and beer. The nut cases that were in Washington at that time (just like the global warming nut cases today) forced this crap on us.
Milk, soft drinks, beer taste a thousand times better from glass bottles (which we faithfully returned to the store for the return of a deposit). My whole childhood revolved around putting the bottles in the crates in the garage once a week (not that we drank too much soda [it was dear]).
We used cloth napkins, fingertip towels, and rags instead of paper towels, napkins or disposable cleaning products.
Groceries were in paper bags and if you had a really heavy load or wanted to keep something cold or hot you got “double bagged”. You should see the looks I get from the people at the Shop n’ Save when I ask for paper and double bag a rotisserie chicken to keep it warm or to keep ice cream from melting. You’d think I was from Mars.
All the changes forced on us by the same fruitcakes that are shoving all this “green” crap down our throats and all the misery in the financial markets to boot. Rookies. Just ignorant rookies.
It’s all a diversion to reduce the pain they’re inflicting.
Reusable bags are a fad. Environmentalism is a fad.
Now people THAT’s what real boobs look like, not half cantaloupes on a bony chest.
About a year ago, I was visiting my oldest son and his very-liberal girlfriend in Pittsburgh. He and I walked to the local supermarket to get some items to grill for the game, including some large mushrooms for the girlfriend (vegetarian, of course).
Anyway, my son didn’t want to put it in the available plastic bags ... he decided to carry the mushrooms back to their apartment in his hands. Of course, I would have none of that - grabbed a small plastic bag and placed the mushrooms in it.
On the way back to the apartment, we had this exchange:
Me: “You have something against plastic bags?”
Son: “Yes, they’re bad for the environment. They come from oil.”
Me: “How much oil do you think it takes to make a plastic bag like this one?”
Son: “I don’t know.”
Me: “Let me give you a hint. It’s the same weight both before and after. You could measure the amount of hydrocarbons needed to make this bag in ‘drops of oil’.”
Waste Management does not recyle in our rural county. Hallelujah, not stinky, fly attracting recycling bins. I do use reusable cloth bags and large kool-bags since it is a 45-60 minute trip from the market to our house. The bags are easier to carry into the house from the truck, and easier to unload in the pantry. One of the best things about our new house is the large pantry (8X6 feet).
I would never insist that you use any other bag than your choice. I would hope for the same consideration.
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