"Urban tumbleweed"

Here is an interesting article from Alternet about the consequences of paper and plastic bags. Apparently, neither compostable plastic bags nor recycled paper bags are viable options.
They are merely "alternatives" that don't address the real issue: our throwaway culture. So...a question still remains for me. We have trash. And if you live in the suburbs or a city or a small town, chances are your waste removal services require your trash to be bagged in some way. Composting is not always an option if you're a renter or otherwise have no land and/or usable space. In the interest of taking steps in a positive direction, I would like to know how to "bag" my trash. Any suggestions??
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  1. Anonymous8:17 PM

    if it's going to the landfill it doesn't matter. those places are all toxic waste dumps that have so many worse things than your household garbage. the best thing is to reduce the amount of trash that you generate, through reuse, recycling, and refusal to support all of the facets of our 'throw away culture.'

  2. With how cashiers are seemingly in a competition to use as many bags as possible, it can be maddening to have to ALWAYS tell them to not double-bag everything.

    The bags are insanely cheap, like the sugar in the food supply. Here's an idea for a chemist. You could blow up two buildings with one plane, so to speak. Turn sugar into plastic. Sugar is calorie for calorie cheaper than crude oil. Plus the plastic will surely biodegrade. This way, everyone iks happy. The crocers are happy, with even cheaper bags, sugar growers are happy with a new market for their crap, environmentalists are happy with biodegradeable bags, the healthcare industry is happy with the price of sugar being more expensive, and so on.


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