Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Bag Ban Blues

Meows from Mudpie!

Ever since July Mommy has been griping about the plastic bag ban instituted here in Vermont. Retailers are no longer allowed to provide single-use plastic bags even though many people repurpose them as trash bags (not to mention for used kitty litter!) Stores can still provide paper bags but there's a ten cent fee now! Mommy says she refuses to pay for something that's always been free.

So now every time Mommy goes shopping she has to make sure she has enough reusable bags in the car. So you know what I started thinking? If I lay down on the reusable bag, she won't be able to leave me and go shopping!

What's that, Mommy? There are more bags in the car? Oh well, I tried. Bring me back some squeezies!

11 comments:

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

We've had a bag ban here for - well, I don't even remember when there wasn't a bag ban! My human actually ordered single-use bags in bulk for when we go to cat shows and need to dispose of litter! Of course, they haven't been used for a while except at home.

Mickey's Musings said...

We are into bag bans at some places too.
Mum always carries a bag from IKEA.
It is strong and has short and long handles so she can use it as a shoulder bag.
I am happy that you have exyra ones so you can sit on some ;)
Purrs,Julie

The Island Cats said...

We still have bags here...thank cod.

Rene said...

We are not able to use our reusable bags due to COVID, and we're sad about that.

The Florida Furkids said...

Mom has reusable bags but we still have single use ones and she often gets them since she uses them for our litter. They actually have said those are better during COVID.

The Florida Furkids

Eastside Cats said...

Always thinking, Mudpie!
I use the plastic wrapper that the newspaper comes in, for used litter disposal. Grocery plastic bags are taken back to the store, in their recycle bin.

Timmy Tomcat said...

That is really odd as here they have done he exact opposite. We cannot bring reusable bags or if we do we have to wait at the end of the track and fill them ourselves while they are in the cart. We get too many bags you have too little. This is why things are nuts all over

pilch92 said...

I HATE that ban. I was glad when our local grocery store lifted it for COVID, but now it is back. I need those for litter too. :)

Hairballsandhissyfits.com said...

Very smart plan Mudpie! We have the same rule here!

meowmeowmans said...

We have a bag ban here, too, Mudpie. You can get paper bags, but they do cost money.

The Menagerie Mom said...

Some of our local stores have started banning plastic bags, but it's nothing official in our area yet. I'm like you and use them to scoop litter and to line small trash cans. I'll have to find an alternative if the bags become banned in our area. Purrs! And we hope your mommy brought you back lots of squeezies, Mudpie!