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Offline hagsrus

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Plastic Bags
« on: November 17, 2020, 06:32:54 PM »
I'm a bit puzzled why some markets continue to use them - is there a "until the stock is exhausted" loophole? (Not complaining since I find them very convenient to hang up for recycling, but wondering.)

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Re: Plastic Bags
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2020, 07:58:28 PM »
technically illegal for stores. the farmers' market vendors have a loophole, not sure if any brick and mortar retailers do.

Offline wv11372

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Re: Plastic Bags
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2020, 08:10:23 PM »
FYI:  Foodtown on 37th will take your old plastic bags.  They presumably recycle them.

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Re: Plastic Bags
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2020, 08:55:32 PM »
I've used Foodtown but their bin can be difficult to get at sometimes, so generally drop off at the lobby container at Rite-aide

Offline Ms. Jackson

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Re: Plastic Bags
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2020, 09:12:30 AM »
List of exemptions here: https://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/117781.html

Not many beyond bags used within stores to wrap items (deli, fish, etc.) and pharmacies for drugs.

Offline Shelby2

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Re: Plastic Bags
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2020, 10:08:01 AM »
I'm surprised that people have so many used ones that they have to take them somewhere to recycle them. I actually miss having those plastic bags because they were perfect for putting my trash into.

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Re: Plastic Bags
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2020, 01:16:46 PM »
Couldn't agree more.  Everyone in my building uses them for trash.  Glad and Hefty are going to benefit big time.  Thank goodness I've been stockpiling them this past year and am using them frugally. (I can't spare a square.)

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Re: Plastic Bags
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2020, 02:15:59 PM »
Couldn't agree more.  Everyone in my building uses them for trash.  Glad and Hefty are going to benefit big time.  Thank goodness I've been stockpiling them this past year and am using them frugally. (I can't spare a square.)

If you can make do with putting your trash in one single "thank you" bag without doubling them up, it might be cheaper to actually continue to buy those on Amazon as opposed to the Glad ones which are heavier and more expensive. My trash is usually insubstantial enough that I can use a single disposable plastic grocery bags, so I'm just buying them on amazon (to use for trash) since my free supply from the stores dried up. There are many different brands, but here's one: https://www.amazon.com/TashiBox-Thank-Bags-Reusable-Grocery/dp/B01GNWA6JI/ref=sr_1_6?dchild=1&keywords=thank+you+bags&qid=1605726754&sr=8-6
 

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Re: Plastic Bags
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2020, 05:04:34 PM »
Thanks for the tip.

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Re: Plastic Bags
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2020, 05:04:34 PM »