Tuesday, April 22, 2008

L.A. Sign Of The Times #35

11 comments:

  1. Pfff! Amateurs!

    35c here.

    iPrinnea xxxx

    www.BossOfEverything.com/blog

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  2. My IKEA is back to giving them away for free. After I bought a billion of their big blue bags!

    Oh well save the Earth one bag at a time I guess...

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  3. Beckie7:29 AM

    My IKEA is back to giving them away free again. Perhaps only certain regional IKEA's want to save the world?

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  4. Beckie7:29 AM

    My IKEA is back to giving them away free again. Perhaps only certain regional IKEA's want to save the world?

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  5. I try to remember my big bags, but really, 5 cents is not going to dissuade me from consuming!

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  6. Anonymous11:30 AM

    I used to forget to bring my totes until a friend bought me an amazing bag that weighs like an ounce, rolls up like a tiny sleeping bag that fits even in a small purse, and then opens really big, holding a lot of items, even heavy ones. They're called Envirosax, and their website is www.envirosax.com.
    Aloha,
    Martha Jane

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  7. I shop only at Sam's where you don't get any bags plastic or otherwise so I feel good about saving bags for one second. Until you notice that at the warehouse shops like this one the bulk items are wrapped in about six tons of plastic. I am so sick of this country's wastefulness.

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  8. EmmaK, you're right. All of IKEA's flats are wrapped in tons of plastic. So why isn't anyone yelling at them instead of the people who shop there? I'm putting you in charge.

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  9. I just went to American Forest's website (http://americanforests.org/) where it said, "Every Dollar plants a tree."

    Pretty cool to think that only 20 plastic bags gets another tree planted, but now I don't know what to do??????

    Do I stop using the plastic bags, thus keeping the non-biodegradable buggers from ever seeing the light of day OR do I buy a whole bunch of 'em, throw them out the car window and ultimately plant a tree or two?

    Quite the conundrum....

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  10. I love my cloth shopping bags and never did understand when the stores went to plastic. Someone's big money saving idea no doubt. Which is how most products come about. Some asshole trying get an edge & make more bucks. There's a lot more of that make-more-money-screw-the-earth mentality out there than most people realize.

    It's scary, really.

    Out here in the desert of West Texas a lot of that goes on because people (ok, the majority) are just plain ignorant. Also, many people consider this country a wasteland, which it isn't.

    When I lived in Aspen, we always recycled. I moved to Texas 32 years ago and this town still doesn't have recycling. It's insane.

    So, you can do all you want about going green where you live, but the mass American public needs to be schooled and that's a big meatball.

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  11. I do not have an IKEA. I have to waste 4 hours of fossil fuels each way to reach one of these Swedish heaven places. I have been to one, on an out of town trip. If I am so lucky to do so again, I plan to gorge myself on lingonberry torte and then put my unpronouncable purchases down my shirt to be carried home close to my heart, where an UGKORET and a INGERTOL belong.

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