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Ways that society/government are forcing plastic upon us. Fines, etc
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July 21, 2013
8:44 am

I went to a convenience store today to buy some big spray and when I got to the counter I said, "I don't need a bag." The lady behind the counter resumed putting it in a bag and explained to me that because it is a pesticide, if she doesn't put it in a plastic bag, we could bother get fined. FINED!! For refusing a plastic bag.  If the content is required to have an extra layer of plastic when it leaves the store, why aren't they required to package it that way? Fined! That's ridiculous!


July 22, 2013
11:43 am
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June 21, 2013

What's even scarier is how poisonous bug sprays are in the first place. Are you trying to control bugs in a garden or on your person?


July 22, 2013
12:34 pm
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February 16, 2010

There are definitely less toxic insect repellents that don't come in plastic packaging.  I'd also like to know -- what is the purpose?  Maybe I can help you find a better alternative.

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