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Elizabeth M
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Re: NANOMATERIALS
Elizabeth M   10/22/2013 5:22:57 AM
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Thanks, bobjengr. I am all for this idea as well, as I'm sure I already said. Stores more and more are starting to catch on to the dangers of plastic, but there already are a lot of bags out there, and if they could be turned into something scientists could reuse for other applications, that is only a good thing.

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bobjengr   10/21/2013 5:53:01 PM
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Excellent Post Elizabeth. This would be a real breakthrough if it could be successfully commercialized.  We visit one grocery store that champions the use of fabric bags purchased and brought to the store therefore reusable.  The store definitely tries to discourage the use of plastic bag due to the recycling problem they present.   The ones we do use get tossed at the end of the shopping day.  This would be a great use of otherwise "garbage".

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Re: A promising effort
Ann R. Thryft   10/16/2013 7:55:09 PM
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78RPM, I don't know where you live, but I thought everyone in the US had curbside recycling now. Ours takes plastic of many different kinds. If for some reason you can't recycle them that way, there are tons of online sources for recycling tons of different materials, including styrofoam. I use some of them: You may have to pay for shipping, but your conscience will be clean.

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Re: Does tiny tubes mean tiny use?
kenish   10/16/2013 4:40:20 PM
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I'm all in favor of the reusable bags.  Our city has a very good recyling program and I recycle all clean bags, shrink wrap packaging, etc.   The weight and volume of a month's worth is surprising.

Caveat- the CDC found high bacteria levels in reusable bags.  It gets transferred from leaking meat packages, produce, and shopping carts.  The weave and fibers of the bag fabric are an ideal breeding ground.  Public health folks recommend periodic washing or disposal of the bags.

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Re: Does tiny tubes mean tiny use?
kenish   10/16/2013 4:31:30 PM
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I'm all in favor of the reusable bags.  However, the CDC found high bacteria levels in bags.  It was transferred from leaking meat packages, produce, and shopping carts.  The weave and fibers of the bag fabric are an ideal breeding ground.  CDC recommends periodic washing or disposing of the bags.

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Re: Does tiny tubes mean tiny use?
kenish   10/16/2013 4:30:40 PM
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I'm all in favor of the reusable bags.  However, the CDC found high bacteria levels in bags.  It gets transferred from leaking meat packages, product, and shopping carts.  The weave and fibers of the bag fabric are an ideal breeding ground.  CDC recommends periodic washing or disposing of the bags.

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Re: Does tiny tubes mean tiny use?
kenish   10/16/2013 4:29:00 PM
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I'm all in favor of the reusable bags.  However, the CDC found high bacteria levels in bags.  It gets transferred from leaking meat packages, product, and shopping carts.  The weave and fibers of the bag fabric are an ideal breeding ground.  CDC recommends periodic washing or disposing of the bags.

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Re: Does tiny tubes mean tiny use?
Rob Spiegel   10/10/2013 10:55:27 AM
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Yes, Elizabeth, I have a few of them in my car. They're remarkably strong. You would think the plastic one would have been replaced by biodegradable one by now.

Elizabeth M
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Re: Does tiny tubes mean tiny use?
Elizabeth M   10/10/2013 4:37:30 AM
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Yes, Rob, I'm with you, the resusable ones are the best. A friend of mine made one of of old sails and it's really big and durable. I carry it in my car with me so I always have it if I decide to pop into the store to pick up a few things. I think the world is beginning to catch on to this. The last time I went shopping for clothes I was very impressed to see how many stores are now using reusable bags. Some of these are now in my car as well.

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Elizabeth M   10/10/2013 4:33:39 AM
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Thanks, Cadman-LT, I hope that this method becomes widely used because as you say, it will do a lot of good.

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