Jen Sorensen by Jen Sorensen

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  1. rmacprivate

    rmacprivate said, over 3 years ago

    Well I suppose activism has to start somewhere?

    How long will it take for them to become aware of the erosion of their personal liberties, as guaranteed under the constitution?

    Before or after it becomes a quaint chapter taught in History class?

  2. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 3 years ago

    Don’t worry. The garbage patch will be there for our grandchildren. Plastic lasts a good long time.

  3. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 3 years ago

    If you are going to look for spelling errors, don’t forget syntax and punctuation. You’ll be busy all day, every day.

  4. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 3 years ago

    Without plastic bags, how would I deal with my indoor cat’s “creations?”

  5. hphundt

    hphundt GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    This cartoon brought to you by Hefty.

  6. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 3 years ago

    Cripes! Thanks for that, Baslim.

  7. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 3 years ago

    Haiku Grocery Store. I bet they have some fun writing their sale ads.

  8. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, over 3 years ago

    I carry a half dozen chico bags (google, if you don’t know) on my hip pack. I haven’t brought plastic bags home in several years. I also have string bags, duck bags, and a couple of those fake fabric bags so many stores sell.

    Keychain bags (like the chico bags) are great. My SIL carries one on his belt loop. You never get to the register and say ‘oh … I have bags in the van!’. They’re no use to you out there, but keychain bags are always with you!

    Yeah, they’re nylon. However, since they are practically indestructible – I swear, my husband can get ninety pounds into one – they aren’t being dumped into the landfills by the hundreds.

    That makes them an acceptable compromise in my book. I may try to find a cotton that works, and make some, but they’ve sure limited the plastic in my recycling.

  9. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, over 3 years ago

    Speaking of recycling – hands up, those who think recycling today is a joke? Those who remember literally recycling everything; liquids all came in glass bottles – most returnable, the rest just glass, rags were valuable . My grandmother used to tear down my grandfather’s sweaters when they got thin at the elbow, wash the wool and make sweaters for the grands. My mother used to tear down coats and make us winter clothes – including the fur trims. ‘Fast food’ came wrapped in newspaper.

    By the time we threw something away, it really was finished – and was truly biodegradeable.

    Recycling? HAH. We are scrambling to mitigate a huge industrial mess, which should not be our responsibility. It’s true, we can still buy some naked produce – but why should I have to accept plastic packaging when I buy organic produce??? Or, for that matter, any food.

    I think I’m going to institute a new household policy. Henceforth, I am NOT going to buy any food – certainly not any organic food – that comes in plastic bags, boxes or wrappings. Except lettuce, which I have not seen sold unwrapped in decades.

    Still … a step in the right direction, eh? Lol!

  10. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 3 years ago


    Locally, they sell leaf lettuce that is not wrapped in plastic. Iceberg is, but leaf is not.
    Maybe the same in your area?

  11. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, over 3 years ago

    @I Play One On TV

    “Maybe the same in your area?”

    Not in the grocery stores. Even Romaine comes in plastic sleeves. Sometimes one can find naked spinach, but it’s a crap shoot. Mostly produce is violated with plastic.

    You can buy naked produce only at the farmer’s markets reliably – an excellent source, but not immediately available to all.

    I truly am a monster. I won’t store foodstuffs in plastic either any more, much less eat off the stuff.

    I have even taken to paying a premium for milk cartons which do NOT have the stupid plastic valve in the top. Not only is there NO practical reason for the things, except to wish more plastic trash on us, they are also difficult for elderly hands to open.

    The reality is, I’ve become openly hostile to plastics which replace more practical and/or natural, sustainable materials.

    Do plastics leech toxins into our food? I don’t know – I no longer trust much of anything I hear from the media. However, they are neither biodegradeable nor sustainable, and that is good enough for me. What plastics, exactly, do we actually need? It seems like there are probably some, but nothing I use can’t be more cheaply and sustainably manufactured and disposed of, or else genuinely recycled.

    We have been sold a pup. A really toxic one, and it’s time we acknowledged it and put the situation right. No one likes to be lied to, but better to face up to it and deal with the situation than to keep backing the lie.

    All cons begin with the premise that people hate to be lied to, and will pay through the nose to avoid facing the fact. This time, though, we aren’t just losing our life savings, we are being set up to lose our lives.

    I think those are higher stakes.

  12. rossevrymn

    rossevrymn GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Here’s an idea for everyone. Use the plastic bags as garbage bags. That’s what we do. They fit perfectly into bathroom-size garbage cans. For the kitchen, get a plant stand and use a decorative plant pot as a garbage can. Your garbage will never build up enough to stink, and you are using the plastic bag to do exactly what it was designed to do. The handles allow you to tie off the bag for disposal, too. Does that solve your terrible problem, Sorenson, you flipping whiner?! Oh, BTW, compost your compostables.

  13. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 3 years ago

    Coffee grounds as compost for your beans? Talk about jumpy beans! :-|

  14. swilkins

    swilkins GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Love this. Four good cartoons in one.

  15. Old Man River

    Old Man River GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Not saying plastic is good, but paper bags spew more toxins into the air and water during production than plastic. Canvas and other reuseables can spread diseases such as e-coli unless washed regularly. This uses water and energy as well as adding detergents into the water system. Name your poison.

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