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  •  I almost never use plastic bags (3+ / 0-)
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    worldlotus, DRo, AZ Sphinx Moth

    I have my own bag for that.   Fortunately store keepers here are pretty good about letting you use your own bag.   I can see how some stores might insist that you use a plastic store bag, though.

    •  You have to learn to be quick. (2+ / 0-)
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      Bisbonian, AllisonInSeattle

      Countless times the bagger has my items bagged in plastic before I get my bags ready. I have learned to have my chico bags unfolded before I reach the register. I have to make a point to use them before I begin to fish out my wallet. I get some surprised looks sometimes but never had the situation that my bags were refused. A growing number of cities are banning plastic bags. My own, Bisbee, has banned them but the stores haven't complied yet. Plastic bag flags on the cactus is an ugly sight that I hope will be part of the past.

      •  Me too. Our local Safeway is the worst. (3+ / 0-)
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        AZ Sphinx Moth, DRo, AllisonInSeattle

        They are reacting against a recent city-wide ban on plastic bags by saying they need more time, and double bagging everything in sight.  I haven't been quick enough, and hav had to give them their bags back, a couple of times.

        When banjos are outlawed, only outlaws will have banjos.

        by Bisbonian on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 07:59:09 AM PST

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