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    Quote Originally Posted by early morning View Post
    I read somewhere (Sparkle Hayter maybe?) that poison ivy in window boxes is quite pretty, and has the added advantage of making peepers and perps who try to climb through your windows suffer for their actions, lol.

    But I suspect rr does as I do - puts one's hand in plastic bag, removes small poison plant, turns bag back over plant, thus giving a touchless way to remove said plant, much as one may do with *ahem* any other offending matter.

    I put produce in produce bags, though. These we reuse, or in the case of our TJ bags - compost.
    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    She probably means she pulls them and puts them in garbage, not composting them.
    Ahhhh. That makes sense!

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    In my area stores are legally required to charge $.05 for each plastic bag used. There's exceptions for take out/deliver and a couple of other things I can't remember.

    I have cotton bags for groceries and we keep 1-2 in the trunk at all times just in case we decide to stop somewhere. I do use the plastic bags for produce, been thinking about getting reusable bags.

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    I always do naked vegetables on the belt. Doesn't bother me. As for bags, the best ever are Baggu bags. They are strong and you can ball them up and they take very little room in your purse or backpack. I can fit 3 in my medium-sized purse and still be able to fish around for my wallet. My DD gave me one as gift once, and I buy them now for stocking stuffers, etc.
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    I see some produce bags are biodegradable now.

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    I've been getting my bags from NOMAR for years now, they are super high quality and bombproof.

    https://nomaralaska.com/collections/mesh-bags

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaneV2.0 View Post
    I see some produce bags are biodegradable now.
    Recolonization, our trash provider has asked everyone to not use the compostable bags for curbside compost. Apparently some of them are more compostable than others. For a while now Iíve been using up the ones we had by dumping the food waste out of them into our compost dumpster. We just ran out of them so now we are using paper bags. They donít fit nicely into our undersink compost bin but at least they can definitely be composted. And they are actually about half as expensive at $.07 per bag vs $.14 per bag.

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    I ask for the paper bags at the store and use them as trash bags, so they charge me a few cents for it, they get used.

    As for produce, sometimes I don't mind putting it on the conveyor - a tomato, potato etc, who cares. But wet stuff like lettuce I would take a plastic produce bag. If you don't take a produce bag for things like wet produce, how do you store it in your fridge? Produce bags are pretty convenient for storing in the fridge.
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    I have various containers for food storage at home, and lots of shopping bags (unnecessary at this point due to grocery delivery).

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    I just bought several.of these SKYNKE bags for carrying things. The local IKEA must have been changing designs, as they were clearancing them at 50% off. (can't insert link, sorry)

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    Just read that Colorado is banning plastic bags and styrofoam effective Jan 2024. Also saw a blurb that our local Walmarts will no longer have plastic bags but don't know when that starts or if it's nationwide. We were just talking about how much trash we would be putting out if we didn't compost. Change will be hard for many who don't give a second thought to their actions.

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