Gray Matters by Stuart Carlson and Jerry Resler

Gray Matters

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  1. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, over 1 year ago

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

  2. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    And just to get things going…what was the last time you were even offered paper bags in a grocery store?
    Last time for me was the last time I was at Jungle Jim’s in Cincinnati. I know that Whole Foods has them, and Earth Fare as well.
    Not gonna happen at Mall-Wart, or Kroger, or Publix…

  3. Ryan (Say what now?!)

    Ryan (Say what now?!) GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

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

  4. Magnolia42

    Magnolia42 said, over 1 year ago

    @simpsonfan2

    Don’t you have a washing machine?

  5. bpullin

    bpullin said, over 1 year ago

    Recycling takes more energy and resources than creating the article / item from scratch. Another farce created to make ignorant people feel better about their miserable lives.

  6. Jean

    Jean said, over 1 year 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.

  7. Bontebok

    Bontebok said, over 1 year 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.

  8. YatInExile

    YatInExile GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @masterskrain

    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.

  9. Lerf1950

    Lerf1950 said, over 1 year ago

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

  10. JanCinLV

    JanCinLV said, over 1 year 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.

  11. celecca

    celecca GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year 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.

  12. BJIllistrated

    BJIllistrated GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year 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.

  13. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

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

  14. Happyᵌ (Where did *Doh* go?)

    Happyᵌ (Where did *Doh* go?) GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year 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.

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    @simpsonfan2

    So you need to wash the cloth bags. Easy. Also at Kroger, they recycle the plastic.

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