Posted: 24 Apr 2017 11:13 AM PDT
we need many of those caterpillars
Apparently they poop out plastic grocery bags.
In Ireland we have a tax of 22 cents on plastic bags at the point of sale. So almost everybody brings a “bag for life” with them when grocery shopping. It has brought in circa $250 million in revenue for the government and some chain stores no longer even stock them. We now take it for granted as it the law for the last 10 years. Places one no longer see them is along the street or blown into rivers or on beaches.
I refused one in a shop in Florida which was meant to hold a small pocket sized item. The salesperson almost insisted I had to take it. It led to a conversation where I quickly came to realize that nobody in the queue had any concept of recycling or concern for environmental waste.
If you invested a few grand in a recycling business there you would be “first in” and could make a lot of money by being “kind to the environment”. Let me know if you want a business plan…..
"I've been carrying my own bags for 20 years."
Damn, those must be some ratty looking bags by now. :)
I did not know that, but now I do. ;D
I compromise, as I simply reuse the plastic bags for groceries....basically, point of use recycling.