Anonymous
Anonymous asked in EnvironmentOther - Environment · 6 months ago

Why do people keep making comments on here about PAPER bags replacing plastic bags. A lot of it is cloth bags replacing plastic bags in NZ?

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  • audrey
    Lv 7
    6 months ago
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    Cloth bags are germy. They need washed every time you use them. I bought 3 of them and they're tossed in the trunk of my car. I never bother with them.

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  • 6 months ago

    How nice for you in NZ that cloth bags are coming into use! But in other countries, cloth bags are not as commonly made available as paper and plastic bags are, because the paper and plastic ones are cheap to make and distribute.

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  • F
    Lv 6
    6 months ago

    Reusing is far more effective than recycling which in a lot of cases is just a "seen to be green" exercise. Paper bags are not the answer, they cannot be reused, they consume trees (which are probably our best defence against climate change) and transport costs and fuel to get them to the shops, outweighs any "green" advantages over plastics.

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  • Alex
    Lv 4
    6 months ago

    There are some wonderful stores that want people to bring their own bags and some use cloth bags. When I get plastic bags from the store I use them to put my garbage in so nothing is wasted as much as possible. New Zealand is in the UK and they are very environmentally conscious and is a good idea to be nice to English people because they are very smart. The United States should follow some of their fine examples.

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    • TheBellJar
      Lv 7
      6 months agoReport

      Kid used to always talk like the British apart from some Maori words when I was a kid in the 70s and 80s but now they talk like Americans half the time not in terms of accent of course but in terms of slang etc... that surprised me with my kids. My parents were actually US Americans who moved here.

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  • Bill
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Nobody cares what happens in NZ, unless Peter Jackson is making another film.

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Because we exercise the right of free speech

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