Gray Matters by Stuart Carlson and Jerry Resler

Gray Matters

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  1. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, almost 4 years ago

    Cloth bags get even dirtier. Just carry everything by hand, twenty or so trips from the car should do it.

  2. Ryan (Say what now‽)

    Ryan (Say what now‽) GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    In the large stores around here it’s all plastic. In some of these stores there’s a 5 cent charge per bag.

  3. Magnolia42

    Magnolia42 said, almost 4 years ago


    Don’t you have a washing machine?

  4. Jean

    Jean said, almost 4 years ago

    all of the major stores in this area just offer plastic but I get paper when I go to the commisary. i can use the paper bags for starting the grill in the summer.

  5. Bontebok

    Bontebok said, almost 4 years ago

    Actually recycling is energy efficient in certain cases, i.e. aluminum. As for cloth bags getting dirty, I’m going to do laundry every week. Just toss one or two in the regular wash. Clean and no extra energy/water usage.

  6. YatInExile

    YatInExile GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    There’s a store on the way home from work that actually offers “paper or plastic.” I get paper bags b/c they’re more useful, hold more groceries, etc.

  7. Lerf1950

    Lerf1950 said, almost 4 years ago

    We have to get paper. One of our cats eats plastic bags.

  8. JanCinLV

    JanCinLV said, almost 4 years ago

    I read an article a while back that took into account the carbon footprint of the manufacture of all three types of bags. It turns out that the plastic bags are much more environmentally friendly, even taking into account the litter aspect. You would have to use a cloth bag 32 times in order to equal 1 plastic bag, and that’s only if you don’t recycle the plastic bag – it goes up exponentially from there.

  9. celecca

    celecca GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    I tried taking cloth bags, but the checkout -people didn’t know how to pack them. So I tried pre-packing them – all the clerk had to do was take them out, scan them, and replace them. They didn’t understand, even when I told them. So now I alternate bag on the belt with the items I want in the bag. It’s a little better, but I really hate the hassle. But I really hate the plastic bags, and there’s no paper bags at our store anymore.

  10. BJIllistrated

    BJIllistrated GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    I guess none of you live in Oregon. They’re passing laws left and right here about restricting plastic bags. Soon all stores will have to provide a recyclable alternative to plastic. I just went to Walmart yesterday with a neighbor, and they now offer paper. The only store left still using plastic that I know of.

  11. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave said, almost 4 years ago

    Saw these two yesterday @ the flea market, fightin’ over a parking space. Bwaha!

  12. Happy, Happy, Happy!!!

    Happy, Happy, Happy!!! GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Plastic grocery bags that find there way to the ocean kill Seaturtles.
    The baks resemble jellyfish to Seaturtles, and Seaturtles eat jellyfish. Plastic grocery bags are indigestible. The Seaturtles die of starvation after the bags block the turtles colon.

  13. Nancy

    Nancy said, almost 4 years ago

    When I lived in India, I had to pay for bags at the grocery store unless I brought my own. Quick way to earn to recycle!

  14. cleokaya (THE FLASH)

    cleokaya (THE FLASH) said, almost 4 years ago

    Plastic bags are banned in my city. If you don’t bring your own bag the store is forced by law to charge you five cents for a paper bag. I have been using my own bags since way before it became a law and do not have to think twice before grabbing them from the car.

  15. ellisaana

    ellisaana GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago


    I am with you on that.
    When I worked in a grocery store in the early 70’s all we had was paper.
    Management actually taught cashiers and baggers to pack a bag correctly.
    When plastic bags became the standard, now it is just cram everything in regardless if the bag will hold it all.
    If you are lucky enough to get your groceries to the car, without the bags splitting, things roll out as soon as you set them down.
    Many stores don’t offer paper anymore.

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