PCC goes plastic-free

As of October, all PCC stores (WS & 7 others) will discontinue plastic grocery bags.

9 Replies to "PCC goes plastic-free"

  • The House August 22, 2007 (8:48 pm)

    I think I hear Flavor Flav again….”Don’t believe the hype!”

    Do your research and judge for yourself.


  • Jan August 23, 2007 (12:24 am)

    House….many thanks for the links. The reusablebags.com has quite a few different bags for sale…good prices, nice sizes. Great information.

  • Jan August 23, 2007 (12:43 am)

    wow…we actually agreed on something, House…what’s the world coming to…lol…

  • chas redmond August 23, 2007 (1:14 am)

    Plastic’s good for toting things in the wet or damp or downright dripping weather we sometimes get here (even randomly). Paper’s good for throwing all the kitchen compost in and then when it’s full throwing the whole thing into the yard waste bin. (No, I don’t have my own composter. I gladly pay the city to do that for me.) They have different purposes. SPU says to bunch up all the plastic bags in a compressed pile and put them into the recycle bin. Sounds suspiciously like a cave to membership perception (i.e. political) to me. I’m a PCC member and always sort of expected to have to provide by own bag anyway so this doesn’t really affect me on the practical side. It just has a “this smacks of…” feel to it.

  • chas redmond August 23, 2007 (1:14 am)

    But, I’m sure I’ll read about it in the next issue of the PCC mag.

  • JumboJim August 23, 2007 (11:17 am)

    I agree that neither paper or plastic bag use is good in the volumes that exist. Think of all the stores (not just groceries) all over the US giving bags out every day. A store like PCC can ban plastic bags and have the canvas ones available for sale right at the register (for those who don’t have them yet). That’s the best way around it.

    It would be a great day when everybody had a few canvas totes in their car, for use in places like Rite Aid, etc. which are never gonna get on board with selling/encouraging their use.

  • Luvsseattle August 23, 2007 (6:18 pm)

    Chas – Have you noticed all the letters in the PCC mag each month about charging for bags, going plastic-free, etc? It’s been debated off and on… It will be interesting to see if there is a big article this time.

  • Jan August 23, 2007 (7:48 pm)

    Chas..the 1st website that House gave takes you to a place where you can buy…shopping bags made of recycled plastic bottles…not very expensive…and would stand up to the weather, I’m sure…I know I plan on getting at least a couple. There are even some bags for veggies, and some thermals for your frozen goodies. And, instead of using paper for the kitchen waste, get a small plastic bucket (or metal, whichever) with a lid….you empty it, you rinse it…it’s good to go…

  • Gina August 24, 2007 (5:27 pm)

    PCC sells purple tote bags for 95 cents. Those things are great! Lightweight, easily dried, yet water resistant.

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