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News Reusable shopping bags now available at all Walt Disney World owned and operated merchandise locations

MinnieM123

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Just a random thought: during the (WDW store management) discussions about possibly eliminating plastic bags, I wonder if they contemplated any paper bag solutions as well? (In my grocery store, they went from plastic to various sizes of paper bags last year.) As with the plastic bags, we don't pay for paper bags. The grocery store offers reusable bags for purchase, but it's also convenient for customers to have paper bags available when needed.

Paper bags (in addition to the purchased, reusable bags), may or may not be a viable option for the WDW shops, but I'm just curious if paper was ever discussed, as one possible solution.
 

seascape

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Just a random thought: during the (WDW store management) discussions about possibly eliminating plastic bags, I wonder if they contemplated any paper bag solutions as well? (In my grocery store, they went from plastic to various sizes of paper bags last year.) As with the plastic bags, we don't pay for paper bags. The grocery store offers reusable bags for purchase, but it's also convenient for customers to have paper bags available when needed.

Paper bags (in addition to the purchased, reusable bags), may or may not be a viable option for the WDW shops, but I'm just curious if paper was ever discussed, as one possible solution.
I love paper bags. Trader Joe's uses them. However, if everyone went to paper bags it would cause more pollution. Plastic bags are actually more environmentally favorable that paper. The pollution in the manufacturing process both air and water is huge compared to plastic. As noted above the reusable bags also have problems if they are not reused and the fact is Disney bags will not be reused. If you don't believe me go into Ebay and look up the number of Disney park bags that are listed for sale. Talk about a waste of energy and money. Biodegradable plastic is a much more environmentally friendly material to use for bags but the green movement just doesn't get it.
 

Nubs70

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I love paper bags. Trader Joe's uses them. However, if everyone went to paper bags it would cause more pollution. Plastic bags are actually more environmentally favorable that paper. The pollution in the manufacturing process both air and water is huge compared to plastic. As noted above the reusable bags also have problems if they are not reused and the fact is Disney bags will not be reused. If you don't believe me go into Ebay and look up the number of Disney park bags that are listed for sale. Talk about a waste of energy and money. Biodegradable plastic is a much more environmentally friendly material to use for bags but the green movement just doesn't get it.
Umm m, no. Plastic in not more environmentally favorable than paper.
 

seascape

Well-Known Member
Some people will never understand what we use, how we get it and how eliminating the use of oil and natural gas will ruin the country. That is one of the reasons the energy pavilion should have been updated rather than eliminated. What would happen to everything we use if oil and natural gas were eliminated? Could farmers come close to feeding the world? Would there be enough material to clothes the population? What about homes, can you build a home without using materials that come from oil and gas? The answer of course is no. We would be unable to take care of the worlds population without oil and gas. That is the story that should have put into an updated energy pavilion plus the fact that due to our intelligence we were able to fund new and cheaper ways to remove the oil and gas. The way to a cleaner environment is through the private sector. It is advances like these that have allowed the USA to lead the world in reducing our carbon footprint. I.E. fracking and natural gas. These are the facts and science not politics should rule.
 

Nubs70

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Even though you never produced scources for your statement.
Didn't mean sources in pejorative sense, I have read several papers that claim plastic is better, however, most studies use premise that pulp/pmills mills are coal fired and do not include reforestation efforts. These underlying presumptions give a much higher than actual climate change impact.
 

LuvWDW2

New Member
We’ve been to WDW so many times that I rarely shop anymore (except a Christmas ornament or something small that I can easily put in my purse).

That being said, I have every intention of buying some of these next week to use at home for grocery shopping etc. So we’ll played Disney- you got me to shop!
 

Mr Ferret 88

Premium Member
Didn't mean sources in pejorative sense, I have read several papers that claim plastic is better, however, most studies use premise that pulp/pmills mills are coal fired and do not include reforestation efforts. These underlying presumptions give a much higher than actual climate change impact.
Scources ?
 

HappyDisFam

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Our local Disney store does not have any plastic. None. Buy the standard size reusable tote for a buck or two (only one size available) or purchase a much larger, but also much nicer, padded nylon tote for around $10, I believe. It’s actually a great size-you could literally use it as a carryon, but is a one time purchase type of thing.

When it first went into effect people were stunned. Since the store is in a mall, many just put their purchases in a bag they already had while others seemed to like the bag/totes. There was an adjustment but in all my hours spent in the store (don’t judge, :cautious:) I’ve never heard a tantrum or someone just saying forget it, I don’t want to buy......

It is weird walking out of the store with a mug or picture frame tucked neatly in my purse, paid for, of course. But still feels wrong. :joyfull:
 

Disstevefan1

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Starting to sound like a money grab. I'm not carrying these things around. I'll just buy one for each day's purchases then toss it. They need recycle points at the resorts and park entrances. I'd be fine with dropping off the old ones at the park entrance.
It's a win win for Disney; it's a money grab that makes Disney APPEAR environmentally friendly!
 

JohnD

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Starting to sound like a money grab. I'm not carrying these things around. I'll just buy one for each day's purchases then toss it. They need recycle points at the resorts and park entrances. I'd be fine with dropping off the old ones at the park entrance.
So you’ll happily participate in the money grab by buying the bags then tossing them? Um, okay. Disney doesn’t care what you do with them. Given a choice of purchasing a reusable bag or no bag at all, I would rather purchase a bag once and reuse it if only to save money.
 
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