Supermarkets in talks to charge for plastic bags

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Re: Supermarkets in talks to charge for plastic bags

Post by starlight1968sg » Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:18 pm

slmkhoo wrote:
starlight1968sg wrote:Am thinking what can we do with plastic bags with one or two small holes. Any suggestion?
I keep a roll of tape in the kitchen and just put a piece over each hole. Then you can still use them for rubbish, wet or dry.
Like !
This “imperfect” plastic bag can be used

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Re: Supermarkets in talks to charge for plastic bags

Post by Huiwen86 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:24 pm

janet88 wrote:
starlight1968sg wrote:The supermarkets within walking distance are The Market Place and Cold Storage. I prefer ntuc and Giant
i like NTUC...giant plastic bags are too thin and prices are not cheap now.
Sheng Siong bags used to Be CMI.I liked the design of Finest bags.

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Re: Supermarkets in talks to charge for plastic bags

Post by ammonite » Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:04 pm

I have discovered that the duty-free plastic bags used for alcohol are great for groceries. Strong, hold their shape and the handles are kinder to my hands.

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Re: Supermarkets in talks to charge for plastic bags

Post by starlight1968sg » Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:08 pm

ammonite wrote:I have discovered that the duty-free plastic bags used for alcohol are great for groceries. Strong, hold their shape and the handles are kinder to my hands.
I don’t hv such bags :(

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Re: Supermarkets in talks to charge for plastic bags

Post by slmkhoo » Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:33 pm

starlight1968sg wrote:
ammonite wrote:I have discovered that the duty-free plastic bags used for alcohol are great for groceries. Strong, hold their shape and the handles are kinder to my hands.
I don’t hv such bags :(
I use the reusable bags (non-woven) which have handles long enough to sling on my shoulders. It's better for the hands. Heavy weights in your hands, especially with narrow bag handles, can lead to RSI. When I shop for groceries, I use 2 bags, 1 on each shoulder, and 1 more in my hand for the cold stuff. I try to get the heavy non-perishables delivered, and shop 2-3 times a week, but even so, buying fresh meat, veg and fruits for 4 can result in quite heavy bags.


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Re: Supermarkets in talks to charge for plastic bags

Post by MrsKiasu » Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:22 pm

starlight1968sg wrote:
ammonite wrote:I have discovered that the duty-free plastic bags used for alcohol are great for groceries. Strong, hold their shape and the handles are kinder to my hands.
I don’t hv such bags :(
i will used that to carry books and drinks too..transparent can see what are inside. very durable.

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Re: Supermarkets in talks to charge for plastic bags

Post by Huiwen86 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:49 pm

I will use IKEA bags to contain my produce and grocery shopping.Seldom take plastic bags from the store nowadays.

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Re: Supermarkets in talks to charge for plastic bags

Post by maylim1980 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:55 pm

Huiwen86 wrote:I will use IKEA bags to contain my produce and grocery shopping.Seldom take plastic bags from the store nowadays.
good idea. ikea bags r damn big :)

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Re: Supermarkets in talks to charge for plastic bags

Post by hercules » Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:16 am

Attended a lavish wedding dinner last nite at an atas hotel.

About 50 tables. Plentiful of pretty flowers, perhaps thousand of balloons, ribbons, etc, decorated the ballroom.

Pre-wedding video shots were all pretty showing the 过大礼 fun process and the wonderful wedding shots done in overseas.

Most guests were all nicely dressed up to match the black tie event.

Glamorous.

Estimated dinner bill $100,000+.

My Ang Po given $800.

Perhaps I am really getting old and weird. All these pretty things and happy moments in my eyes were 'automatically' summarised as unnecessary wastefulness in terms of harming the environment for self pleasure with about 500 willing and unwilling participants involved.

Told my hubby after the dinner, that I will not be attending wedding dinners anymore (but will still give the ang po for blessing). I shall choose to be like the one saving the jelly fish, that everyone counts.

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Re: Supermarkets in talks to charge for plastic bags

Post by starlight1968sg » Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:48 am

Hercules
You are not alone
100k a wedding is not for many
Hope no waste of food

I started saving plastic bags ...

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