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To: AT7Saluki

It’s been so long, that I forget: What is the “environmental impact” of the paper grocery bags I grew up with?

If they blow away, they rot and disintegrate within a year or two.

What’s the problem?


3 posted on 05/09/2012 7:52:08 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

>What’s the problem?

That Greens are idiots.


5 posted on 05/09/2012 7:53:53 AM PDT by drbuzzard (different league)
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To: Izzy Dunne
What’s the problem?

It's those evil, plastic bags that have the left in an uproar.

7 posted on 05/09/2012 7:55:35 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Izzy Dunne
I know, it is hard to keep up; but, I believe (at the time) we were worried about the forest, and all those paper bags used to be trees, so they were evil. We loved trees.

Now, we love wind power, so bulldozing thousands of trees in order to put up butt ugly windmills is our new desire.

We used to use glass bottles; but, no we all had to change to plastic bottles. Now, plastic bottles are evil. It is never ending because the need for lefties to control our lives is also never ending. They will tie themselves into pretzels if it benefits their politics of the moment.

16 posted on 05/09/2012 8:06:05 AM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: Izzy Dunne
What’s the problem?

Greenies don't like paper mills. Besides the paper and wood industry own so much the forest land that the enviros would like to make off limits to humans.

17 posted on 05/09/2012 8:07:35 AM PDT by oyez ( Yomomacare going done once, going down twice, going---..)
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To: Izzy Dunne
It’s been so long, that I forget: What is the “environmental impact” of the paper grocery bags I grew up with? If they blow away, they rot and disintegrate within a year or two. What’s the problem?

The PROBLEM is liberals want to feel superior to the great unwashed - and one of the ways they do that is to carry silly bags with phrases like 'SAVE the EARTH' while shopping. It allows them to identify each other and to assure the world that they're 'cool' and the rest of us aren't. It's the "lite" version of turning human beings into animals by making them dependent - while congratulating themselves for 'feeling'.. and caring...

In short - liberals are weird - and this is just one more example.

18 posted on 05/09/2012 8:10:28 AM PDT by GOPJ ( "A Dog In Every Pot" - freeper ETL)
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To: Izzy Dunne

This is off of Seneca Sawmills daily lumber offerings list.
Seneca is a large producer of douglas fir studs and dimension lumber in Eugene, OR

NOTICE: It is okay to print this email. Paper is a plentiful, biodegradable, renewable, recyclable, sustainable product made from trees that support our economy by providing jobs and income for millions of Americans. Thanks to improved forest management, we have more trees in America today than we had 100 years ago.


23 posted on 05/09/2012 8:26:03 AM PDT by woodbutcher1963
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To: Izzy Dunne

Also, today most paper grocery bags are made from at least 50% recycled cardboard.

The real reason most grocery stores switched to plastic was because it was cheaper. They used the green agenda to cut their costs.


26 posted on 05/09/2012 8:30:56 AM PDT by woodbutcher1963
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To: Izzy Dunne
I've talked with a couple of brain stems just in the past few months who have are convinced that there is an 'island of plastic' floating in the middle of the Pacific Ocean made up of grocery bags.

No amount of reason could convince them otherwise.

32 posted on 05/09/2012 8:39:28 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Izzy Dunne

It’s been so long, that I forget: What is the “environmental impact” of the paper grocery bags I grew up with?

If they blow away, they rot and disintegrate within a year or two.

What’s the problem?


I ask for paper whenever possible and I compost them. They end their life as healthy dirt/worm food in our garden.


36 posted on 05/09/2012 8:49:03 AM PDT by volunbeer (Don't worry America, our kids can pay for it!)
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To: Izzy Dunne

“It’s been so long, that I forget: What is the “environmental impact” of the paper grocery bags I grew up with?

If they blow away, they rot and disintegrate within a year or two.

What’s the problem?”

You’re forgetting that the paper bags were causing us to cut down the Amazon rainforest at a shockingly fast pace! Or so we were told....It would have caused an Ice Age by now.


39 posted on 05/09/2012 8:55:11 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

Excuse me? You’re KILLING trees to get those bags!
Most of the “eco-bags” are plasticized, they’re a lot more sturdy than the plastic grocery bags, people will surely disgard them one day (probably after they have the Norovirus) and then how long will they take to disintegrate?? No one has pointed that out yet.


43 posted on 05/09/2012 9:08:17 AM PDT by punditwannabe
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To: Izzy Dunne

They stopped it because the environmentalist complained they were killing trees.


44 posted on 05/09/2012 9:17:59 AM PDT by edcoil (It is not over until I win.)
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To: Izzy Dunne
YES!!! Let's return to paper bags. They have so many uses. When I was a poor kid, all my book covers were made from paper grocery bags. They don't strangle turtles. They don't blow away. TREES ARE A RENEWABLE RESOURSE. Paper bags are eco friendly.

Exactly, what's not to love about paper bags.

49 posted on 05/09/2012 10:28:11 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: Izzy Dunne

First the house cats have to play with them until bored.


51 posted on 05/09/2012 1:16:49 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Izzy Dunne

Anyone who bakes cookies at home knows that cooling them right out of the pan on opened paper grocery bags makes them better. Soaks up the butter—crisps up the cookie. Especially Toll House cookies.


52 posted on 05/09/2012 1:18:23 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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