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  • in reply to: Plastic Bag Bans in Columbus #122923


    I think part of idea is to stop for a second when you go to any store and they put your purchase into three or four plastic bags. We are so used to the idea that resources both natural and man-made are infinite that we sometimes have to stop for a minute and remember that no, resources are not infinite and never ending. Less plastic is a good thing. I always bring my TJ paper bags back to Trader Joe’s and I bring my plastic bags back to Target…

    Plus at TJ’s if you bring your paper bags back, they get your name and phone number and enter you into a drawing for a basket of free TJ’s food stuffs..

    I went to the Canton IKEA this past weekend and they no longer give away plastic bags. They sell them for a nickel a piece and the money goes to the American Forests, the nation’s oldest non-profit citizens conservation organization, to plant trees to restore forests and offset CO2 emissions.

    Also, to help alter customer behavior and endorse environmentally responsible habits, IKEA will be selling its iconic reusable ‘Big Blue Bag’ for 59 cents, a cost that has been reduced from 99 cents.

    The blue bag, while also made of plastic, is durable, strong and roomy. Because one sturdy reusable bag will replace hundreds of single-use bags, IKEA hopes customers will bring it along to carry purchases when they shop at IKEA stores and elsewhere.

    It happens everyday. We make a few purchases and pop them into a plastic bag. Or a few bags. Actually, it’s quite staggering when you think about it. The amount of plastic bags we use and toss is overwhelming. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. consumes over 380 billion plastic bags, sacks and wraps each year. Each year, Americans throw away some 100 billion polyethylene plastic bags, and less than one percent of them are recycled. Single-use bags made of high-density polyethylene are the main culprit. Once brought into existence to tote purchases, they will accumulate and persist on our planet for up to a thousand years.

    in reply to: Time Warner Cable down? #122132


    It came back around 6pm.. It just makes me realize howmuch I rely on the internets to do daily things, like email, schedule appointments, etc…

    My neighbor works for TW and said that the office was calling him all day trying to get him to come in to work the phones..

    Does Insight Cable use TW lines I wonder?

    in reply to: Hot 17 year old girls at the pool (pic)!! #121665


    Coremodels wrote On a commercial for a recent one they were talking about “the most shocking episode ever” and showed a cop talking about a gunshot wound to the head…anyone see what that was all about?

    Basically, an assistant district attorney shot himself, because he didn’t want to face the embarrassment and the public knowing the fact that he enjoyed the company of young adults.

    While it is completely wrong and gross to be chatting and picking up underaged kids, there’s something smarmy about the way Dateline is basically milking the problem for ratings without really offering any solutions to the problem.

    in reply to: 2/27: Joseph Kovach: The Potential of Urban Agriculture #120804


    Thanks for posting this Walker!!.. Also can you add http://www.greenbuckeye.com to your list of links? It’s a fairly new blog about sustainability and green living in Columbus. I’m working with the editor to move it from blogspot over to wordpress..


    in reply to: 2/27: Joseph Kovach: The Potential of Urban Agriculture #120800


    Dang it! I’m in Dayton till Wednesday! :( I would have liked to be there for the event.

    I’m interested in keeping the bees buzzing. There’s been really awful bee population decrease due to mites and other problems.. Are there any urban bee keepers out there in C-bus?? Or maybe raising lots of flowers that the bees like will help keep ’em buzzin’… :wink:

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