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  •  Don't entirely knock those plastic grocery bags. (9+ / 0-)

    Our garbage service has a series if items,each of which must not simply be put in the right bin, but must also be separatelybagged when it does, including used cat litter, teh dog poo you pick up when your walking dog leaves no. 2 behind him, dirty diapers,  strange plastics and grocery type bags, and tobacco ash and detritus, one bag each. The otherwise naughty grocery bags are excellent for complying with these special packaging issues without having to use bought garbage bags to do it, and both get saved and leave the house in a responsible fashion.

    Of course, freezer and zip lock type bags are reused until holes appear, and some of mine contain all my sewing supplies, cooking clippings and other sorts of stuff that require storage that stays sorted, and ones with handles can be used with a peg board for things for which there are no segregated drawers. One saves a surprising lot not buying so many of those specialty bags.

    •  Kitty litter! (6+ / 0-)

      My biggest problem, I need something for my litter pans. I use grocery bags, feel guilty but really...paper will not cut it.

      "The scientific nature of the ordinary man is to go on out and do the best you can." John Prine

      by high uintas on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 08:11:32 PM PST

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      •  Let your friends and neighbors know (1+ / 0-)
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        that you'll welcome "extra" plastic grocery bags.  The non-recyclers always have more of those than they can use in a lifetime and would be more than happy to keep you supplied.

        Yeah, paper bags can't handle kitty litter.

        There already is class warfare in America. Unfortunately, the rich are winning.

        by Puddytat on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 11:10:24 PM PST

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        •  I do that (1+ / 0-)
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          Every once in a while someone shows up with a bunch of grocery sacks and they are most welcomed.

          "The scientific nature of the ordinary man is to go on out and do the best you can." John Prine

          by high uintas on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 03:00:16 PM PST

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