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Shopping? Pay Extra For the Bag

Will Mayor Bill de Blasio's 'Bag Tax' make you use reusable shopping bags or be a burden on the store owners and consumers? Full Story

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Check out Montreal
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Check out Montreal

They do this in Montreal, costs 5 cents a bag. Worst, absolutely worst, law ever. Biggest pain in the…. imagine a family of 9 shopping for shabbos and having to shlep all those reusable bags. …. insane!

What would really happen
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What would really happen

The stores would be so kind as to sell us reusable bags at $1 a piece – like trader joes

forget the bag - ask for BOXES
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forget the bag - ask for BOXES

The stores have to get rid of them anyway. Better yet, ask for delivery, and let the city deal with collecting and recycling all the boxes from our homes instead of the stores having to pay carting fees 🙂

Why would this be a burden on owners?
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Why would this be a burden on owners?

The 5 cents for each bag is going directly back the store, it’s not inconveniencing them at all.

Bags from Fossil Fuels
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Bags from Fossil Fuels

Plastic s]hopping bags are derived from fossil fuels. This would mean that plastic shopping bags support Saudi Arabia.

Ya go LA 10 cents a bag....
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Ya go LA 10 cents a bag....

It’s a real pain

uk
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uk

5 pence a bag … awful

Toronto
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Toronto

5 cents a bag

Toronto
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Toronto

5 cents a bag for many years now.
Had a tremendously positive impact on landfills and wildlife.
Sure, it’s a pain in the neck … and worse. But for those capable of seeing beyond their own comfort zone and looking at the bigger picture, it is a worthwhile investment in the preservation of this wonderful world Hashem blessed us with.

England
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England

paying for bags. so annoying for the frum hsopper when buying huge quantities and having to bring in 25 shopping bags before going on a weekly shop

South africa
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South africa

South africa also has a bag tax. it actually is not such a bad thing. Encourages reusable bags

Canada
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Canada

Here in Canada we all pay 5 cents a bag

UK.
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UK.

We pay 5 pence a bag here… buy it’s only at shops that have more than 200 employees, like the chain supermarkets. I just pay the extra 75p or whatever. Its not such a big deal. I pay more for the parking when I go to a smaller store.

Plastic bag tax
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Plastic bag tax

In Australia some large stores tried it w plastic bags , but gave up… people weren’t prepared to pay.it may have been a trial…paper bags were suggested as they are recycled

Plastic bag tax
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Plastic bag tax

The chain stores that sell groceries in Australia have bins where used plastic bags are collected so they need not go in the garbage

Big Z Schapiro
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Big Z Schapiro

#6 yes I was in LA and it’s $0.10 .a bag it is what it is what can you do or maybe Mayor de Blasio is jealous haha

every little helps
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every little helps

c’mon stop being so stupid the €5 is added to your total and u pay by credit card, so don’t recycle that’s a total of €60 for 12 bags it’s nothing
in any case in england they have had recyclable bags for years and people get used to using them and this charge on bags doesn’t mean much to them. take two weeks practising to use recyclable bags and the it will become second natured the world will be a healthier place for all mankind

here on the west coast
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here on the west coast

it costs 10 cents

Plastic bags
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Plastic bags

Been living with this law for 4 years. Not really a big deal like people are making out, not going to effect your finances.

just keep a bunch of good quality bags. They can all go inside one bag which we keep in the car.

It’s about challenging the throw away mentality and it works.

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