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You’re Kidding Me, Right?

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This morning I sat down to read the news headlines while eating breakfast and learned that Delta has increased the fees they charge for checking bags. My first thought was, “So, what’s next? Is Walmart going to start charging for shopping cart use?”

Well, good grief! Almost.

A few articles down I see a video link to Walmart now charging for shopping bags in selected stores.

Frankly, I think the idea of the reusable shopping bag is a good idea. I think anything that reduces the vast amount of plastic waste we generate in our world is a good thing. It cuts oil consumption. (Plastic manufacture uses petroleum products.) And, it reduces landfill waste and off shore dumping.

The grocery stores in Manhattan Beach have offered reusable bags for months now. (Click the image to view the larger picture.)