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I would just like to say that I lived in a town where plastic bags were banned and never once did I think "Gosh, I really need a plastic bag right now, I really wish they hadn't banned those free ones at the store". You make do - change your ways. I was in Ireland and made the mistake once - and only once - to forget a tote and was forced to buy some cheap bags for my groceries. That's how people learn. Oh and I'm poor and never worry about having to "buy" plastic bags - I have so many still at my house for re-use that I fear I they will never go away.
As for using plastic bags for dog poop and kitchen/bathroom garbage liners, yeah I do that. But paper bags work just as well. I compost anything food-related so my garbage isn't "wet" or smelly - and I'd rather not preserve all that trash for hundreds of years. Or hey, here's an idea - don't use liners at all. Most garbage cans are plastic already - and washable.
Our world is becoming a plastic fantastic wonderland. I'd like to slow this process down anyway possible. Soon enough our beaches will be composed of mostly plastic (look close they're already getting close), our fishes bellies will be full of little plastic pieces, and what will we be?
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