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Plastic Bagless Bellingham!


I was very happy to learn that Bellingham has a no plastic bags given at stores policy. While shopping there a bit over the weekend no one asked me if I wanted a bag. They had paper ones available but it was a clear message – remember your own bags!

For a while a BC grocery chain, Thrifty Foods, didn’t even give paper bags as an option. It was definitely a bring your own bag place. But people fought back and Thriftys gave in. Paper bags are back.

Years ago, when plastic bags at grocery stores were introduced, people were asked a question. Paper or plastic? Who knew it was such a loaded question.

The true, best answer would be none. But in a non-perfect world I would settle for paper. Reuse it until it needs to be recycled. And feel good that you didn’t give into disposable plastic. The average plastic bag is only used for less than 30 minutes.


We’re hoping that this holiday season will be the last time Angelenos will see plastic bags as they do their gift shopping … We want shoppers to get in the habit of using the reusable bags stashed in their closets and car trunks all year round. Bringing your own reusable bag is one of the easiest ways to have a positive impact on your own neighborhood and improve the health of our oceans.
SOURCE: Brentwood Patch

This year, we will try our best to stop the use of plastic bags. We will also urge visitors not to carry plastic bags with them
SOURCE: Calcutta Telegraph


About stephanieough

Wife, mom, concerned citizen of the earth. Striving towards intentional living rather than blindly following. Former Education Specialist for a corporation, I have now taken a step back to spend time with my family and work closer to home. Hoping to reduce our waste through refusing, reducing and reusing so that we will not have to recycle as much. Also, I love to explore zero-waste fast food and take pictures of my sucesses. I'm a fan of British comedies like Red Dwarf and Black Adder, Kevin Smith and his movies, Asian food, documentaries, biographies and going to Las Vegas on vacation. If someone told me I could only listen to the Beatles for the rest of my life I would die happy.


3 thoughts on “Plastic Bagless Bellingham!

  1. Thanks admin For your kind interest with us .

    paper bags are very compost, thatswhy we have to use paper bags.

    Posted by Paper carry bags | December 17, 2012, 10:46 pm


  1. Pingback: “No Plastic Bags Policy” | Stories of The Wandering Feet & Mind - December 14, 2012

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