Placcy bag bag
A few weeks back I came across this wonderful tutorial on how to fuse plastic bags.
But are these plastic films and bags the wanton killers they’re made out to be? I have to say in all my 55 years on this planet I’ve never heard of anyone being killed by a placcy bag or film have you?http://johnquiggin.com/index.php/archives/200...
The campaign against plastic bags is unarguably worthy.
It's also serendipitous for the supermarkets: not only will they be spared the expense of providing the bags, sales of kitchen tidy bags can be expected to soar.
I take my surplus bags to the Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Dependencies clinic at the hospital. They alway need clean placcy bags to wrap the needle-exhange kits in.http://www2b.abc.net.au/science/k2/stn/archiv...
Wings: Need: 2 wire coat hangers, 2 black bin bags (or 1 if you're canny with it!), sellotape or black leccy tape, old glow in the dark/metallic paint/nail varnish.
Tools: Pliers, wire clippers, hair dryer[...]
Plug in the hair dryer and get it to a good heat level - higher than you would normally use on your hair. Direct the flow of the hot air evenly over the wings - best done one at a time - until the heat begins to shrivel (but not melt) the placcy bag. After a while it will take on a weird and wonderful texture as the bag begins to melt and set over the wires[...]http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthrea...
I have got a problem with not having enough plastic carrier bags.
Usually this is not a problem. In fact having too many placcy bags is usually the problem.
You see instead of buying a proper kitchen bin -- la poubelle -- I use carrier bags hanging from the radiator valve. I am under some pressure to purchase a proper bin, and the kind that needs proper plastic bags you purchase from shops. This strikes me as daft as I get given free plastic bags at the supermarket.
Problem now is that Migros and Carrefour have stopped giving you free placcy carrier bags, you either carry your own bags or buy large card and paper bags at the checkout.http://palimpsest.org.uk/blogs/?cat=543
In many ways plastic bags are a pain in the butt, they clog up your kitchen draws (I've made a bag dispenser for my kitchen) and they are so wasteful. Check out these placcy bag stats:
* Each year, an estimated 500 billion to 1 trillion plastic bags are consumed worldwide. That comes out to over one million per minute.
* In 2001 there was 1,678,900 tonnes of plastic packaging in the waste stream, an increase from 1,600,000 in 2000. Research conducted in September 2000 indicated that UK consumers used eight billion plastic carrier bags per year.
* According to The Wall Street Journal, the U.S. goes through 100 billion plastic shopping bags annually. (Estimated cost to retailers is $4 billion)http://u-handbag.typepad.com/uhandblog/2007/0...
Refuse plastic! Take an old bag with you when you
shop... (so long as she isn't busy!) It's estimated that 750 billion
plastic bags are used worldwide every year. If everyone in the UK
used each placcy bag twice then 4 billion bags could be saved every
year. Wow. If you do get plastic bags use them for your rubbish, it
saves on the production of new bags.http://126.96.36.199/search?q=cache:xkAISlBk...
Not noticing an image in the header and not noticing the design are two different things. For my part, I have noticed the cleanness of Tom's design, if not the plastic bag...
Apart from that, I am of the opinion that a good design is unobtrusive and should be noted only by its absence.
s it a sainsbury or safeways placcy bag?
I noticed it straight away, nice design.http://www.plasticbag.org/archives/2003/07/to...
Plastic bags have been disappearing from towns and cities all over the world. San Fransisco, Modbury and Fitzroy Falls, as well as shops like Ikea. Many European countries have long charged for plastic bags, which has created a culture where people regularly bring their own reusable bags to supermarkets. This is just as convenient, and the waste savings are enormous.
Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire (home of the Alternative Technology Centre, and Gibson's Mill), has gone placcy-bag-free this week.http://www.treehugger.com/files/2007/07/londo...
A couple of weeks ago we bought some string bags from our local supermarket to try and curb our placcy bag habit. It takes a little bit of getting used to but it does some small piece to controlling the amount we cack up the world. What's more - you can even save money! I got a credit of a whole five cents for providing my bag. I only need to use it 119 more times and I'm showing a real profit. Woot.
I'm not sure how we got into the disposable plastic bag habit, but it's a relatively easy one to kick and Mother Earth may thank you for it.
Paper or plastic? How about neither?http://mrmessy.blogspot.com/2007_04_01_archiv...