Originally Posted by cj
....If I didn't use the ones from the grocery store, we'd have to buy plastic bags or something anyway. When we get bags that have holes (happens sometimes) we put them in the plastic bag recycle bins at the store. If anyone has a better solution for disposing of cat litter, I'm listening. We use paper bags in our trash can and also to hold paper for recycling. I do often just forgo the bag if I am buying just one or 2 things. And when I go to the mall to shop, I do take my own shopping bag.
One solution for part of the wet garbage problem lies in a newfangled gadget called a garbage disposal. Is that why some of us here can do without plastic bags? I could easily find an apt. with a garbage disposal--at more than twice my current rent; and consider the energy usage to run the things.
I'm with you, CJ, on the kitty litter disposal--a leak-proof bag is needed. Walgreens here now gives out biodegradable bags but I've been unable to collect enough of them--guess I'll buy them.
I also bring my own "shopper" bags to dept. stores and grocery stores but the supermarket that delivers brings along an un-godly number of brown bags.