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Anti Plastic Law passed. Everybody Help.

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Post by sm1mex Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:44 pm

There are so many plastic grocery bags and Styrofoam take out boxes that are not biodegradable.  Please do your part and use a washable, cloth tote bag for your groceries (they sell them at WalMart,) and also take with you a to-go Tupperware type container when you eat out and expect to take left overs home with you.  We have been using the tote bags for years for groceries and now started to take our own to go containers for restaurant take out.  One restaurant gave everyone who had their own take out container free dessert. !  Please help decrease plastic.

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Post by Carry Bean Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:57 pm

I already have stainless steel popotes.

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Post by sm1mex Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:21 pm

Good for Carry Bean !! They will last forever.

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Post by Trailrunner Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:24 pm

Yep! I'm doin' it too. Not that hard once you get into it all.
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Post by ltollefs Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:25 pm

Carry Bean wrote:I already have stainless steel popotes.

I feel for you. They must be hard to pass.
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Post by Carry Bean Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:55 pm

lol!

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Post by sm1mex Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:07 pm

Good news.  We went to Adelita's today and they have changed to paper take out containers.  also we saw more people with their own Tupperware type containers.  I was also told the Brew House has changed to paper take out containers.  Complying with the anti plastic law.

It is a start to educate about the harmful plastics that usually ends up in the lakes or oceans, deadly to marine life.

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Post by gringal Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:14 pm

The Tupperware type of container doesn't LEAK! That's a bonus I hadn't thought about. So many things that we don't think about when, in fact, we should.

It's going to be a bit sticky until we find solutions for all the things we used plastic bags for, but we'll survive. Very Happy

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Post by Trailrunner Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:10 pm

I am nearly 100% compliant.

Mesh bags for produce and stuff, with a locking drawstring, are available at Mi Rancho Cremeria in Chapala. Several sizes. And the healthy food store at Centro Laguna has ordered biodegradable garbage can bags for me - and they can for you too. They had 3 sizes and sell by the kilo. Med size was 79 pesos/kg.

Restaueants Luna Cacao and Machimá have been using paper to-go containers for awhile already.
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Post by desafinada Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:32 pm

OK all you dog owners/walkers - what are your options if we all loose the plastic bags?

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Post by Trailrunner Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:39 pm

There are rolls of bio poop baggies, think I saw them at the cat shelter.
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Post by Nicksco Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:44 pm

Amador at the Smoke House has always use paper to take home ribs and brisket!!!
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