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At one point we were coming home with so many plastic bags I was recycling them at the stores, using them as trash bags, and still had bundles of them in the back wasting space. Reusable bags are helping me reclaim some of my living space. Everytime there is a big windstorm we still get stray bags in our yard as this county does not require trash can liners so a few stray bags inevitably escape.

When we were stationed in Germany in the 1980s, the US plastic bag mania had not caught on everywhere yet. We got a couple of poly-mesh expanding bags and kept them in the vehicles for shopping trips. I think we may still have one or two.

OTHO 20 cents per bag is absurd.
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I remember sitting around the kitchen table with my wife's cousin as she took a bundle of like a hundred plastic grocery bags that she used for home trash can liners like the rest of us and as we visited over coffe she folded these bags into timy little packets so that by the time she was through, she had them compressed into a bundle about the size of cell phone.

I asked her if she had just quit smoking or something but she answered that that was how she reduced the space the bags took up to a negligeble quantity.
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