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islander

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Posted: Jul 12, 2011 - 12:17pm

 cc_rider wrote:
That's a point many people miss. UV rays eventually destroy practically everything, but the normal landfield procedure covers everything up.

One thing I wonder though: landfills have vents, to allow gases like methane to escape. But what is 'natural gas' but methane? Why not capture it? Yeah, the concentration/pressure is very low compared to underground sources, but since it is a good fuel AND a greenhouse gas, why not capture it?

 
They do. There is a Subaru plant somewhere that powers a substantial portion of their operations will a landfill gas fired turbine. I think GM was looking at this too, not sure where it fit with the whole restructuring though.
ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Jul 12, 2011 - 12:17pm

 winter wrote:

Interesting. It always amazes me to see someone pushing a shopping cart stacked high with groceries - I think, "wow, they must have a really big family".

I have re-usable shopping bags for Fresh & Easy and Trader Joe's. Very handy. Plus if you only have two bags, you try to buy no more than two bags' worth of stuff. 
 
Well there's a happy medium somewhere where the time and energy used to go to the store every single day is cut dramatically if you can just plan ahead and make one trip a week. Or if you go once a month (or quarter) and get a month's worth (or 3 months worth) of canned goods and other staples, and then once a week for perishables. Justine's got a semi- rule about not going to the store for just one item. Too inefficient and if you grab something else on a lark, then the cost of the trip winds up being double what the thing would have cost if you'd waited and put it in the cart with the rest of the week's stuff.
 
None of this means plastic bags are needed though. Costco has the A-No.1 best solution to getting your stuff to your car, btw. 
Proclivities

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Posted: Jul 12, 2011 - 12:17pm

 Manbird wrote:

 My buddy bought me one of these, I use it all the time ...
  


 
I've seen ones like this around:
bag

winter

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Posted: Jul 12, 2011 - 12:17pm

 Alexandra wrote:


My mom probably needed two carts and an older sibling to help. She had to feed an army every. single. f-ing. day.

That is why no one is allowed to put her in a nursing home! {#War}

 


Put down the weapon. I mean your mother no harm.
Alexandra

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Posted: Jul 12, 2011 - 12:16pm

 winter wrote:

Interesting. It always amazes me to see someone pushing a shopping cart stacked high with groceries - I think, "wow, they must have a really big family".

 

My mom probably needed two carts and an older sibling to help. She had to feed an army every. single. f-ing. day.

That is why no one is allowed to put her in a nursing home! {#War}
Alexandra

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Posted: Jul 12, 2011 - 12:14pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

photodegradable. In a landfill they are forever. In sunlight they break down eventually. Sort of.

 

Well....we did bury it in soil....and it had broken down some....it was really cheap & thin (probably recycled). Not like the Wal-marks thickness.
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Posted: Jul 12, 2011 - 12:12pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

photodegradable. In a landfill they are forever. In sunlight they break down eventually. Sort of.

  That's a point many people miss. UV rays eventually destroy practically everything, but the normal landfield procedure covers everything up.

One thing I wonder though: landfills have vents, to allow gases like methane to escape. But what is 'natural gas' but methane? Why not capture it? Yeah, the concentration/pressure is very low compared to underground sources, but since it is a good fuel AND a greenhouse gas, why not capture it?


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Posted: Jul 12, 2011 - 12:08pm

 Alexandra wrote:


The recycled ones ARE biodegradable....my class did a science project on it. It takes a little longer than paper, however.....
 
photodegradable. In a landfill they are forever. In sunlight they break down eventually. Sort of.
winter

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Posted: Jul 12, 2011 - 12:05pm

 Manbird wrote:

 My buddy bought me one of these, I use it all the time ...
  
 


You must get some interesting looks carrying that around. 
Manbird

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Posted: Jul 12, 2011 - 12:04pm

 winter wrote:

Interesting. It always amazes me to see someone pushing a shopping cart stacked high with groceries - I think, "wow, they must have a really big family".

I have re-usable shopping bags for Fresh & Easy and Trader Joe's. Very handy. Plus if you only have two bags, you try to buy no more than two bags' worth of stuff. 
 
 My buddy bought me one of these, I use it all the time ...
  

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Posted: Jul 12, 2011 - 12:02pm

 winter wrote:

Interesting. It always amazes me to see someone pushing a shopping cart stacked high with groceries - I think, "wow, they must have a really big family".

I have re-usable shopping bags for Fresh & Easy and Trader Joe's. Very handy. Plus if you only have two bags, you try to buy no more than two bags' worth of stuff. 

 
In many cases here it's an easy call - just look at the girth of the person pushing the basket and the number of cartons of Twinkies in it.

winter

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Posted: Jul 12, 2011 - 11:56am

 Manbird wrote:

The store whose name must never be spoken. 

In Ireland, they shop differently. Frequent smaller shopping as opposed to the 2 cartload family style you often see here. It was pretty easy for them to adapt to the bring your bag routine. They do have some hypermarkets like the German chain, Aldi, with loads of euro-product but even those are kind of small compared to many yankeedoodle supermarkets.  
 
Interesting. It always amazes me to see someone pushing a shopping cart stacked high with groceries - I think, "wow, they must have a really big family".

I have re-usable shopping bags for Fresh & Easy and Trader Joe's. Very handy. Plus if you only have two bags, you try to buy no more than two bags' worth of stuff. 
Manbird

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Posted: Jul 12, 2011 - 11:54am

 oldslabsides wrote:

yes.  around here most of them come from valdamart.  one more reason to hate that place.
 
The store whose name must never be spoken. 

In Ireland, they shop differently. Frequent smaller shopping as opposed to the 2 cartload family style you often see here. It was pretty easy for them to adapt to the bring your bag routine. They do have some hypermarkets like the German chain, Aldi, with loads of euro-product but even those are kind of small compared to many yankeedoodle supermarkets.  
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Posted: Jul 12, 2011 - 11:52am

 oldslabsides wrote:

yes.  around here most of them come from valdamart.  one more reason to hate that place.
 
top down, the player is the game

winter

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Posted: Jul 12, 2011 - 11:49am

 oldslabsides wrote:

yes.  around here most of them come from valdamart.  one more reason to hate that place.
 


Why do they scatter their bags everywhere? Seems unprofitable.
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Posted: Jul 12, 2011 - 11:47am

 Manbird wrote:
In Ireland everyone uses shopping bags. If you happen to forget them, the shops will gladly sell you bags
for about seventy five cents each. But they are heavy duty and can be used over and over. I've never
seen anyone buy bags, though (except myself because I always forget to bring my own). You never see
grocery bag trash laying about like you do here. They are pervasive here. Even when I'm out in the middle
of nowhere with my hawk, I find them all over the place.  

 
yes.  around here most of them come from valdamart.  one more reason to hate that place.

Alexandra

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Posted: Jul 12, 2011 - 11:47am

 JrzyTmata wrote:

are we talking about plastic bags?
they will break down into small particles, but it's still plastic.
 

Okay, so I guess it's different than full-on biodegradable. The project was to show how long some things break down compared to others. But our plastic definitely started decomposing. Especially when heated.
Manbird

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Posted: Jul 12, 2011 - 11:45am

In Ireland everyone uses shopping bags. If you happen to forget them, the shops will gladly sell you bags
for about seventy five cents each. But they are heavy duty and can be used over and over. I've never
seen anyone buy bags, though (except myself because I always forget to bring my own). You never see
grocery bag trash laying about like you do here. They are pervasive here. Even when I'm out in the middle
of nowhere with my hawk, I find them all over the place.  
JrzyTmata

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Posted: Jul 12, 2011 - 11:44am

 kysmet wrote:

Very cool! None of our stores down here do that (that I know of). No double coupons either! :pout:
 
hardly any store does double coupons anymore. and now with Extreme Couponing on tv, watch the manufacturers start pulling major limits on that too.

JrzyTmata

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Posted: Jul 12, 2011 - 11:42am

 Alexandra wrote:


The recycled ones ARE biodegradable....my class did a science project on it. It takes a little longer than paper, however.....

 
are we talking about plastic bags?
they will break down into small particles, but it's still plastic.

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