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Pledge “reusablebags”

"I will NEVER accept plastic grocery bags (except for meat & fish!) but only if 10 other people will do the same."

— Hugh

Deadline to sign up by: 1st September 2007
20 people signed up (10 over target)

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i sort of do this already, but I want to do it all the time. for every plastic grocery bag i bring home, I will do 10 pushups.

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  • I always carry a hemp bag when I go shopping, no need for any plastic bags.
  • I carry cloth shopping bags with me wherever I go, so I've not accepted a plastic bag for years.
  • I sometimes forget my shopping bag, but I've found that if I force myself to *buy* a bag when ever I forget then I remember more often!
    Dave Potts, 13 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • ha! and then you get to give away reusable bags to your lazy friends... good thinking.
    Hugh, 13 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Great pledge, Hugh! Keep circulating the pledge -- it would be great to get even more folks involved! And note that we now have a Facebook application ("Pledges"), so if you're on that site you can share your pledge that way. Keep up the good work!
  • Why not bring a recycled bag (found in bins in front of most supermarkets) to wrap meat and fish - or better still stop eating meat and fish: best for the planet, and very probably, for your health too! Your tastebuds and buddies will soon get used to it.
    Warm wishes!
    Annie, 13 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • This is easy. I'm already doing it because I almost always carry a big haversack everywhere I go anyway. And I hate to lug plastic bags around. It's so uncool.
    Lubis Ratno (Leo), 13 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • I'm not worried about uncoolness - I use the plastic bags that have been thrown away by others, as it is the smallest footprint for now.
    Annie, 13 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
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Current signatories (Green text = they've done it)

Hugh, the Pledge Creator, joined by:

  • Kara Shallenberg
  • Sean McGaughey
  • Chris Hughes
  • Klaus Seistrup
  • Heri
  • Chris Chapman
  • Tina
  • Dave Potts
  • Genevieve
  • Hannah Cooper
  • kelly witts
  • Haley
  • Annie
  • Jfen
  • JuBJang
  • Lubis Ratno (Leo)
  • yellowgypsy
  • spiralcup
  • 2 people who did not want to give their names, all of whom have done the pledge

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