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  •  Most of my reusable bags were made of recycled (8+ / 0-)

    bottles, the rest from organic cotton.  Would enjoy finding some jute bags, too.

    Still, all of these bags are incredibly strong and make the job of hauling my shopping results into the car and house far more easy than in the past.

    I'm still wondering what to do for kitchen garbage - we use plastic bags because nothing else can withstand wet waste products.

    "So, please stay where you are. Don't move and don't panic. Don't take off your shoes! Jobs is on the way."

    by wader on Thu Apr 09, 2009 at 08:03:38 PM PDT

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    •  I think they sell recycled biodegradable (8+ / 0-)

      plastic garbage bags now. It's the best option for now, I guess.

      Ideally we would transition to a system like the city in Japan which no longer produces any garbage. They have something like 22 different bins into which everything gets recycled or composted.

      Gotta love it!

      The best way to save the planet is to keep laughing.

      by LaughingPlanet on Thu Apr 09, 2009 at 08:08:11 PM PDT

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      •  I recall seeing a brief interview w/ Ed Begley Jr (3+ / 0-)
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        where he showed how his recycling + composting habits created extremely little-to-no waste in his house.

        Been thinking of creating a compost heap next to our deck, still researching how feasible it would be for our family.

        I've also seen biodegradable bags at times, but not in easy places to shop - will look on the Internet, this time.  Thanks for the direction.

        "So, please stay where you are. Don't move and don't panic. Don't take off your shoes! Jobs is on the way."

        by wader on Thu Apr 09, 2009 at 08:23:45 PM PDT

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      •  ummm (1+ / 0-)
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        that's a village of 2,000 people, not a city. san francisco will also be zero waste by 2020 and has a population that slightly exceeds 2,000 ;-)

        the biggest problems at the moment? diapers and kitty litter. diapers are equivalent to satan for zero waste advocates...

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