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Greening Our Way to Infection

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Posted By: Pluperfect, 3/14/2020 3:16:06 AM

The COVID-19 outbreak is giving new meaning to those “sustainable” shopping bags that politicians and environmentalists have been so eager to impose on the public. These reusable tote bags can sustain the COVID-19 and flu viruses—and spread the viruses throughout the store. Researchers have been warning for years about the risks of these bags spreading deadly viral and bacterial diseases, but public officials have ignored their concerns, determined to eliminate single-use bags and other plastic products despite their obvious advantages in reducing the spread of pathogens. In New York State, a new law took effect this month banning single-use plastic bags in most retail businesses, and this week

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Trigger2 3/14/2020 3:29:22 AM (No. 345825)
But it's a good way to kill people to meet that Agenda 21 goal of reducing the USA population...which is the demonrat's holy grail.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: SALady 3/14/2020 3:45:08 AM (No. 345830)
We had a ban like this in Austin, TX, until the state Supreme Court ruled it to be unconstitutional under the state constitution. Most of the stores in town have gone back to providing the single-use bags (even Wal-Mart), but not the largest supermarket chain here. I sent this link to them, and hope they will reconsider (at least until this threat passes -- and hopefully after that too).
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Highlander 3/14/2020 4:48:32 AM (No. 345841)
Dang if we ban, dang if we don’t ban! I liked having free single use bags, but I also noticed a dramatic decrease in litter along our roadsides. I would vote anyway to bring back single use, in favor of reducing exposure to pathogens. Sick people handle those recycled bags when they give them to the cashiers at the check-out counters.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: BillW. 3/14/2020 5:16:08 AM (No. 345848)
Rush made this same point yesterday about a green-government taking over America. Prayers for effective treatments next week.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: HoneymoonGal 3/14/2020 6:58:18 AM (No. 345883)
I live in Oregon. Our "governor" decided to ban single use plastic bags effective 1/1/2020. I purchased nylon bags that are strong and washable. My Dad was a health inspector and things like safe food handling and disinfecting things was just how I was raised. There is no way I'm using anything I cannot wash since I can't get single-use bags anymore. The cashiers at the grocery store tell me it's great that I bring in clean bags because most of their customers bring in dirty reusable bags. I cannot even imagine the cross-contamination. Don't get me started on hand washing or the lack thereof.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: F15 Gork 3/14/2020 7:27:02 AM (No. 345893)
And, what exactly was wrong with the old brown paper grocery bags?
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Catherine 3/14/2020 9:07:10 AM (No. 345972)
# 6, aside from all the trees needed to make paper bags, they are also an excellent way to bring roaches into your house. I prefer plastic. I reuse them for lots of things. No paper for me and I'm not about to bring cloth bags for my groceries. But that's just me.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: BeatleJeff 3/14/2020 9:46:55 AM (No. 346007)
Precisely why I have long refused to use reusable sacks and instead have headed the advice given by Mr McGuire in "The Graduate:" Plastics!
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Rubinski 3/14/2020 10:10:00 AM (No. 346022)
I’m going to continue to use my reusable bags, but I’ll spray them down with Lysol before I bring them in my house. If the items inside are contaminated, that would be no different than if I was putting them in a plastic bag.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Historybuff 3/14/2020 10:33:27 AM (No. 346044)
# 7 those trees are soft pulpy fast growing trees like Poplar. They are a cash crop like broccoli (7 years or so) - The last wave of greenies told us we were cutting down the rain forest to make bags. They were liars. As far as roaches - yep those little buggers eat the glue on the paper bags. You could add an insecticide to the glue, but the greenies heads would explode.
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