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  1. Dublin Ireland
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    22 Jun '13 21:34
    The post that was quoted here has been removed
    It was never free.

    Here in Ireland they charge you 22 cents if you want a plastic bag.

    So a lot of people now bring their own bag.
  2. SubscriberKewpie
    since 1-Feb-07
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    22 Jun '13 23:15
    They're still available here, although there's regular talk of charging, and our big-box hardware charges 30c a bag. I'd guess 80% of us are using the green recyclables now, but it's been done by carrot, not stick (the first green bags were very cheap). At the start the checkout staff sneered at the green bag people, but now when you arrive at the head of the checkout queue the first thing they do is look for your green bags. Some small towns have managed to get rid of plastic altogether.

    We actually have around 10 bags now (2 of which are insulated, for the cold stuff) and they live in the car boot.
  3. Standard memberChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    American West
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    23 Jun '13 00:19
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    They're still available here, although there's regular talk of charging, and our big-box hardware charges 30c a bag. I'd guess 80% of us are using the green recyclables now, but it's been done by carrot, not stick (the first green bags were very cheap). At the start the checkout staff sneered at the green bag people, but now when you arrive at the head of t ...[text shortened]... nd 10 bags now (2 of which are insulated, for the cold stuff) and they live in the car boot.
    Boots?? Don't you have tyres? 😕
  4. New Braunfels, Texas
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    23 Jun '13 00:54
    Originally posted by ChessPraxis
    ...Boots?? Don't you have tyres?...
    Ah, my fellow ugly American. 😛
  5. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
    Boston Lad
    USA
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    23 Jun '13 00:59
    Originally posted by MontyMoose
    Ah, my fellow ugly American. 😛
    Hawaiian Shirt, too.
  6. SubscriberSuzianne
    Misfit Queen
    Isle of Misfit Toys
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    23 Jun '13 07:05
    Originally posted by MontyMoose
    Ah, my fellow ugly American. 😛
    Who you calling ugly?
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