AARoads Forum

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  

News:

New rules to ensure post quality. See this thread for details.

Author Topic: Kroger to buy Albertsons?  (Read 8006 times)

jakeroot

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 15373
  • Age: 27
  • Location: Uruma-shi, Japan
  • Last Login: Today at 12:36:32 AM
    • Flickr
Re: Kroger to buy Albertsons?
« Reply #175 on: January 12, 2023, 02:24:26 AM »

In actual practice, most plastic bags are not recyclable.  The stores don't take them back (except my dry cleaner takes back the big plastic garment bags), curbside recycling doesn't take them, even at a recycling center they don't want them because they don't have a plastics recycling number on them.  I use a few for garbage of various sorts or to hold a book or magazine when I'm walking outside, but that's not nearly all of them if I just accepted the plastic bags stores give me for groceries.

Where are you getting plastic bags? I have not seen plastic bags anywhere in Western Washington for a long time now. It's paper, reusable, or that other kind of recyclable plastic like you can get at Walmart.



Plastic abounds here in Japan, no bans that I am aware of.

Bruce

  • *
  • Online Online

  • Posts: 5042
  • Stuck on I-5

  • Age: 25
  • Location: Snohomish County, WA
  • Last Login: Today at 05:54:32 PM
    • Wikipedia
Re: Kroger to buy Albertsons?
« Reply #176 on: January 12, 2023, 03:23:58 AM »

Where are you getting plastic bags? I have not seen plastic bags anywhere in Western Washington for a long time now. It's paper, reusable, or that other kind of recyclable plastic like you can get at Walmart.

Restaurants still use the flimsy plastic bags, as well as styrofoam packaging. Even in Seattle proper.
Logged

Scott5114

  • *
  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 18133
  • Nit picker of unprecedented pedantry

  • Age: 33
  • Location: Norman, OK
  • Last Login: Today at 06:55:29 AM
    • Denexa 100% Plastic Playing Cards
Re: Kroger to buy Albertsons?
« Reply #177 on: January 12, 2023, 04:01:56 AM »

Does anyone actually prefer plastic bags? Even before there started being a push to ban them in some places, I was always kind of annoyed by them since they tear so easily if you put more than one or two items in them. I remember walking up the stairs to my last apartment with like twenty of them in my arms since I didn't want to make the trip any more times than I needed to and thinking to myself how much easier it would be if it were all in four paper bags or whatever.
Logged

1

  • *
  • Online Online

  • Posts: 13330
  • Age: 24
  • Location: MA/NH border
  • Last Login: Today at 06:06:26 PM
    • Flickr account
Re: Kroger to buy Albertsons?
« Reply #178 on: January 12, 2023, 05:31:17 AM »

Does anyone actually prefer plastic bags? Even before there started being a push to ban them in some places, I was always kind of annoyed by them since they tear so easily if you put more than one or two items in them. I remember walking up the stairs to my last apartment with like twenty of them in my arms since I didn't want to make the trip any more times than I needed to and thinking to myself how much easier it would be if it were all in four paper bags or whatever.

Paper bags around here don't have handles, even though handled paper bags do exist. In addition, a tiny rip in a paper bag is more likely to expand than a tiny rip in a plastic bag. (I still try to avoid plastic bags.)
Logged
Clinched

Traveled, plus several state routes

kalvado

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 5554
  • Location: upstate NY
  • Last Login: Today at 04:41:29 PM
Re: Kroger to buy Albertsons?
« Reply #179 on: January 12, 2023, 06:51:54 AM »

Does anyone actually prefer plastic bags? Even before there started being a push to ban them in some places, I was always kind of annoyed by them since they tear so easily if you put more than one or two items in them. I remember walking up the stairs to my last apartment with like twenty of them in my arms since I didn't want to make the trip any more times than I needed to and thinking to myself how much easier it would be if it were all in four paper bags or whatever.
One advantage of plastic bags is they are somewhat leakproof (some of them). I reused quite a few for cat litter box cleaning. Can easily take 2 bags a day.
Another one, they are light. Compartmentalizing travel bag with "one set of clothes per plastic bag" didn't add any weight but allowed for much better management of space.
spelling
« Last Edit: January 12, 2023, 07:54:32 AM by kalvado »
Logged

kphoger

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 25726
  • My 2 Achilles' heels: sarcasm & snark

  • Location: Wichita, KS
  • Last Login: Today at 05:25:42 PM
Re: Kroger to buy Albertsons?
« Reply #180 on: January 12, 2023, 10:18:49 AM »

Does anyone actually prefer plastic bags? Even before there started being a push to ban them in some places, I was always kind of annoyed by them since they tear so easily if you put more than one or two items in them. I remember walking up the stairs to my last apartment with like twenty of them in my arms since I didn't want to make the trip any more times than I needed to and thinking to myself how much easier it would be if it were all in four paper bags or whatever.

For a large shopping trip, I hate plastic sacks.  This is mainly because I hate ending up with 850 bags in my car, none of which will actually stand up and stay put while I'm driving home.  But if I'm only buying a few small items, then I think a big paper sack is a huge waste (especially considering, as I said, the environmental toll of producing them), so I'll go for plastic instead.

When it comes to reusing them, each has its place.  Plastic is useful when you need something leakproof:  lining a wastebasket, dumping moldy food into, etc.  Paper is useful when transporting things:  bottles of soda and/or snack foods to a party, for example.
Logged
Keep right except to pass.  Yes.  You.
Visit scenic Orleans County, NY!
Male pronouns, please.

Quote from: Philip K. Dick
If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who must use them.

kphoger

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 25726
  • My 2 Achilles' heels: sarcasm & snark

  • Location: Wichita, KS
  • Last Login: Today at 05:25:42 PM
Re: Kroger to buy Albertsons?
« Reply #181 on: January 12, 2023, 10:21:39 AM »

One advantage of plastic bags is they are somewhat leakproof (some of them). I reused quite a few for cat litter box cleaning. Can easily take 2 bags a day.
Another one, they are light. Compartmentalizing travel bag with "one set of clothes per plastic bag" didn't add any weight but allowed for much better management of space.

A great re-use for plastic sacks is to keep them in the car for cleanup.  Need a place to keep your Wendy's trash?  Did your kid puke all over himself, and now you need a place to contain his stinky clothes?  Did your baby have a diaper emergency, but you're in the middle of nowhere?  Did you go to the swimming pool or the beach, and now you need to keep your swimsuits and towels from soaking the upholstery?  Etc.
Logged
Keep right except to pass.  Yes.  You.
Visit scenic Orleans County, NY!
Male pronouns, please.

Quote from: Philip K. Dick
If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who must use them.

kalvado

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 5554
  • Location: upstate NY
  • Last Login: Today at 04:41:29 PM
Re: Kroger to buy Albertsons?
« Reply #182 on: January 12, 2023, 01:10:53 PM »

One advantage of plastic bags is they are somewhat leakproof (some of them). I reused quite a few for cat litter box cleaning. Can easily take 2 bags a day.
Another one, they are light. Compartmentalizing travel bag with "one set of clothes per plastic bag" didn't add any weight but allowed for much better management of space.

A great re-use for plastic sacks is to keep them in the car for cleanup.  Need a place to keep your Wendy's trash?  Did your kid puke all over himself, and now you need a place to contain his stinky clothes?  Did your baby have a diaper emergency, but you're in the middle of nowhere?  Did you go to the swimming pool or the beach, and now you need to keep your swimsuits and towels from soaking the upholstery?  Etc.
Well, I don't have that extreme cases, but I use Amazon bubble-wrap envelopes for periodic car cleanups... Anything that is delivered in a plastic bag, actually - abet those are usually smaller.. 
Logged

J N Winkler

  • *
  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 8221
  • Location: Wichita, Kansas
  • Last Login: Today at 04:37:27 PM
Re: Kroger to buy Albertsons?
« Reply #183 on: January 12, 2023, 01:17:31 PM »

I typically keep several plastic bags in the trunk of each car for use in emergencies.  For example, in Selma, Alabama, I stepped in dog mess while walking backward to try to get a good angle on the Edmund Pettus Bridge for a photo, and wrapped a plastic bag around my shoe to avoid tracking feces onto the car carpet.
Logged
"It is necessary to spend a hundred lire now to save a thousand lire later."--Piero Puricelli, explaining the need for a first-class road system to Benito Mussolini

Scott5114

  • *
  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 18133
  • Nit picker of unprecedented pedantry

  • Age: 33
  • Location: Norman, OK
  • Last Login: Today at 06:55:29 AM
    • Denexa 100% Plastic Playing Cards
Re: Kroger to buy Albertsons?
« Reply #184 on: January 12, 2023, 02:00:52 PM »

For a large shopping trip, I hate plastic sacks.  This is mainly because I hate ending up with 850 bags in my car, none of which will actually stand up and stay put while I'm driving home.  But if I'm only buying a few small items, then I think a big paper sack is a huge waste (especially considering, as I said, the environmental toll of producing them), so I'll go for plastic instead.

In that particular case I usually just avoid using a bag at all. Especially if the number of items is less than three, or if some of the items are small enough I can carry them in my pocket.

My big win is anytime I am buying a product that can contain other products, like when I buy plastic storage bins. Then I can just put all the items in that.
Logged

kphoger

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 25726
  • My 2 Achilles' heels: sarcasm & snark

  • Location: Wichita, KS
  • Last Login: Today at 05:25:42 PM
Re: Kroger to buy Albertsons?
« Reply #185 on: January 12, 2023, 02:26:40 PM »

My big win is anytime I am buying a product that can contain other products, like when I buy plastic storage bins. Then I can just put all the items in that.

Disposable roasting pans, too.
Logged
Keep right except to pass.  Yes.  You.
Visit scenic Orleans County, NY!
Male pronouns, please.

Quote from: Philip K. Dick
If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who must use them.

kkt

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 7207
  • Location: Seattle, Washington
  • Last Login: March 19, 2023, 09:34:29 PM
Re: Kroger to buy Albertsons?
« Reply #186 on: January 14, 2023, 01:58:12 PM »

In actual practice, most plastic bags are not recyclable.  The stores don't take them back (except my dry cleaner takes back the big plastic garment bags), curbside recycling doesn't take them, even at a recycling center they don't want them because they don't have a plastics recycling number on them.  I use a few for garbage of various sorts or to hold a book or magazine when I'm walking outside, but that's not nearly all of them if I just accepted the plastic bags stores give me for groceries.

Where are you getting plastic bags? I have not seen plastic bags anywhere in Western Washington for a long time now. It's paper, reusable, or that other kind of recyclable plastic like you can get at Walmart.


Target, Safeways in Shoreline (not Seattle)
Logged

skluth

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 3025
  • Age: 66
  • Location: Palm Springs, CA
  • Last Login: Today at 11:57:30 AM
Re: Kroger to buy Albertsons?
« Reply #187 on: January 14, 2023, 02:53:44 PM »

Does anyone actually prefer plastic bags? Even before there started being a push to ban them in some places, I was always kind of annoyed by them since they tear so easily if you put more than one or two items in them. I remember walking up the stairs to my last apartment with like twenty of them in my arms since I didn't want to make the trip any more times than I needed to and thinking to myself how much easier it would be if it were all in four paper bags or whatever.
One advantage of plastic bags is they are somewhat leakproof (some of them). I reused quite a few for cat litter box cleaning. Can easily take 2 bags a day.
Another one, they are light. Compartmentalizing travel bag with "one set of clothes per plastic bag" didn't add any weight but allowed for much better management of space.

I keep a one gallon lidded trash bin outside my back door for clumped litter. It takes about four days or so to fill (I have a small cat), at which point I switch out the bag and toss the old bag with litter into the dumpster. The grocery bags are too big for that plus we get charged 10 per bag locally so I just buy a roll of small bags (usually 3-4 gallons as I can't find any one gallon bags).
Logged

jakeroot

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 15373
  • Age: 27
  • Location: Uruma-shi, Japan
  • Last Login: Today at 12:36:32 AM
    • Flickr
Re: Kroger to buy Albertsons?
« Reply #188 on: January 14, 2023, 07:10:28 PM »

In actual practice, most plastic bags are not recyclable.  The stores don't take them back (except my dry cleaner takes back the big plastic garment bags), curbside recycling doesn't take them, even at a recycling center they don't want them because they don't have a plastics recycling number on them.  I use a few for garbage of various sorts or to hold a book or magazine when I'm walking outside, but that's not nearly all of them if I just accepted the plastic bags stores give me for groceries.

Where are you getting plastic bags? I have not seen plastic bags anywhere in Western Washington for a long time now. It's paper, reusable, or that other kind of recyclable plastic like you can get at Walmart.

Target, Safeways in Shoreline (not Seattle)

I assume they are the newer, thicker kind?

kkt

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 7207
  • Location: Seattle, Washington
  • Last Login: March 19, 2023, 09:34:29 PM
Re: Kroger to buy Albertsons?
« Reply #189 on: January 14, 2023, 08:00:09 PM »

In actual practice, most plastic bags are not recyclable.  The stores don't take them back (except my dry cleaner takes back the big plastic garment bags), curbside recycling doesn't take them, even at a recycling center they don't want them because they don't have a plastics recycling number on them.  I use a few for garbage of various sorts or to hold a book or magazine when I'm walking outside, but that's not nearly all of them if I just accepted the plastic bags stores give me for groceries.

Where are you getting plastic bags? I have not seen plastic bags anywhere in Western Washington for a long time now. It's paper, reusable, or that other kind of recyclable plastic like you can get at Walmart.

Target, Safeways in Shoreline (not Seattle)

I assume they are the newer, thicker kind?

Yes, they could be (and I do) reuse them at least once or twice.
Logged

jakeroot

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 15373
  • Age: 27
  • Location: Uruma-shi, Japan
  • Last Login: Today at 12:36:32 AM
    • Flickr
Re: Kroger to buy Albertsons?
« Reply #190 on: January 14, 2023, 08:24:20 PM »

In actual practice, most plastic bags are not recyclable.  The stores don't take them back (except my dry cleaner takes back the big plastic garment bags), curbside recycling doesn't take them, even at a recycling center they don't want them because they don't have a plastics recycling number on them.  I use a few for garbage of various sorts or to hold a book or magazine when I'm walking outside, but that's not nearly all of them if I just accepted the plastic bags stores give me for groceries.

Where are you getting plastic bags? I have not seen plastic bags anywhere in Western Washington for a long time now. It's paper, reusable, or that other kind of recyclable plastic like you can get at Walmart.

Target, Safeways in Shoreline (not Seattle)

I assume they are the newer, thicker kind?

Yes, they could be (and I do) reuse them at least once or twice.

Gotcha. I was thinking you meant the older, flimsy plastic ones (like the kind Bruce mentioned above) that were everywhere before a couple years ago.

I had been recycling those thicker plastic bags. Maybe I got that wrong.

ErmineNotyours

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 1064
  • Age: 55
  • Location: Renton, Washington
  • Last Login: Today at 02:33:15 AM
Re: Kroger to buy Albertsons?
« Reply #191 on: January 17, 2023, 05:00:40 AM »


Where are you getting plastic bags? I have not seen plastic bags anywhere in Western Washington for a long time now. It's paper, reusable, or that other kind of recyclable plastic like you can get at Walmart.

The Renton Fred Meyer also has thick plastic bags.  My car was stuck in the shop for three weeks, and I left my reusable bags in the car.  I had stopped sending my plastic bags back to recycling for years in anticipation of a plastic bag ban, so that I could and still do have a supply of small trash bags.
Logged

JoePCool14

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 2985
  • I'm surrounded by IDiOTs.

  • Age: 22
  • Location: Illinois / Wisconsin
  • Last Login: March 19, 2023, 10:31:03 PM
    • My TravelMapping stats
Re: Kroger to buy Albertsons?
« Reply #192 on: January 17, 2023, 09:11:24 AM »


Where are you getting plastic bags? I have not seen plastic bags anywhere in Western Washington for a long time now. It's paper, reusable, or that other kind of recyclable plastic like you can get at Walmart.

The Renton Fred Meyer also has thick plastic bags.  My car was stuck in the shop for three weeks, and I left my reusable bags in the car.  I had stopped sending my plastic bags back to recycling for years in anticipation of a plastic bag ban, so that I could and still do have a supply of small trash bags.

I should start stockpiling. I was thinking about tossing a bunch of bags, but I might as well keep them for use year down the road when they're banned.
Logged

:) Needs more... :sombrero: Not quite... :bigass: Perfect.
JDOT: We make the world a better place to drive.
Travel Mapping | 50+ Clinches | 210+ Traveled | 6200+ Miles Logged

ibthebigd

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 238
  • Location: US
  • Last Login: Today at 05:44:29 PM
Re: Kroger to buy Albertsons?
« Reply #193 on: March 08, 2023, 04:17:07 AM »

I wonder what the Spirit Jet Blue decision will mean for Albertsons Kroger merger?

SM-G996U

Logged

Ted$8roadFan

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 963
  • Location: Massachusetts
  • Last Login: Today at 05:34:26 PM
Re: Kroger to buy Albertsons?
« Reply #194 on: March 08, 2023, 06:59:27 AM »


Where are you getting plastic bags? I have not seen plastic bags anywhere in Western Washington for a long time now. It's paper, reusable, or that other kind of recyclable plastic like you can get at Walmart.

The Renton Fred Meyer also has thick plastic bags.  My car was stuck in the shop for three weeks, and I left my reusable bags in the car.  I had stopped sending my plastic bags back to recycling for years in anticipation of a plastic bag ban, so that I could and still do have a supply of small trash bags.

I should start stockpiling. I was thinking about tossing a bunch of bags, but I might as well keep them for use year down the road when they're banned.

That's what Ive been doing since plastic bags were banned a few years ago.
Logged

kkt

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 7207
  • Location: Seattle, Washington
  • Last Login: March 19, 2023, 09:34:29 PM
Re: Kroger to buy Albertsons?
« Reply #195 on: March 09, 2023, 12:05:40 AM »

Target in Northgate still gives out plastic bags.  They cost 8 cents or something, but they are reusable.

Logged

SD Mapman

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 1720
  • The best pace is a pace, and today is a good day.

  • Location: Running somewhere in Lawrence County
  • Last Login: March 19, 2023, 07:27:34 PM
Re: Kroger to buy Albertsons?
« Reply #196 on: March 10, 2023, 10:16:49 PM »


Where are you getting plastic bags? I have not seen plastic bags anywhere in Western Washington for a long time now. It's paper, reusable, or that other kind of recyclable plastic like you can get at Walmart.

The Renton Fred Meyer also has thick plastic bags.  My car was stuck in the shop for three weeks, and I left my reusable bags in the car.  I had stopped sending my plastic bags back to recycling for years in anticipation of a plastic bag ban, so that I could and still do have a supply of small trash bags.

I should start stockpiling. I was thinking about tossing a bunch of bags, but I might as well keep them for use year down the road when they're banned.

You want mine? I can get loads of them (more than we can use) out here in SD... maybe I should start a service for people in plastic bag ban areas that want them for trash bags lol.
Logged
The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see. - G.K. Chesterton

kphoger

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 25726
  • My 2 Achilles' heels: sarcasm & snark

  • Location: Wichita, KS
  • Last Login: Today at 05:25:42 PM
Re: Kroger to buy Albertsons?
« Reply #197 on: March 14, 2023, 09:29:46 AM »

You want mine? I can get loads of them (more than we can use) out here in SD... maybe I should start a service for people in plastic bag ban areas that want them for trash bags lol.

When Coahuila first banned bags in stores, our friends asked us to bring down a bunch the next time we made the drive from Kansas.  It is AMAZING how many plastic grocery bags you can fit in a small vacuum-seal bag!
Logged
Keep right except to pass.  Yes.  You.
Visit scenic Orleans County, NY!
Male pronouns, please.

Quote from: Philip K. Dick
If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who must use them.

 


Opinions expressed here on belong solely to the poster and do not represent or reflect the opinions or beliefs of AARoads, its creators and/or associates.