purchase cost, plastic T sack, $20-$30 per 1000, craft paper, $18 - 40 per 500, http://www.uline.com/Browse_Listing_5504.asp?desc=Grocery+Merchandise+Bags
cost per use (rare in USA) $.02
purchase cost, $7 - $40, http://www.reusablebags.com/store/shopping-bags-c-2.html, $9, http://www.notamall.com/Store/product.php?productid=99&cat=18&page=1, $5, http://chicobag.com/, prices fallen to $1.50 - $2 at many locations, branded bags in particular, whole foods
refund for use?, $.02 most common, as high as $.10 at whole foods
re cost if I loose it, Hal has been hauling groceries in the same canvas bag for 15 years! though I've also lost/abandoned 4 others and just have my favorite., anecdotal my friends into cool bags seem to loose replace their bags 3 times a year.
have to carry it around
keep it in car, have to take it back out to car
baggers like familiar bags for speed
standard plastic bags fit on "loaders"
hard plastics easier to load but bigger to carry
cloth easy to wash
plastics (re-usable) easy to wipe down
dog poop, $.035 green alternatives, http://www.ecoanimal.com/poopbags.html
as trash bags
strap to sling over arm or backpack
padded or wood handles
built to stand up when put down
built to keep contents (food) from tipping
several bags in one hand?
geek hip, http://www.makezine.com/blog/archive/2006/11/how_to_use_furo.html, http://lifehacker.com/software/environment/wrap-and-carry-items-with-a-furoshiki-220449.php, http://www.craftzine.com/blog/archive/2007/03/fashionincubator_contest_redes.html?CMP=OTC-5JF307375954
chic hip, famous brand? (e.g. DKNY), plastic bags are rather dull, custom saying (like t-shirts), popular bags, chicobags (sold @ food coops), http://chicobag.com, EZ bag (sold @ whole foods), Riesenthel (sold @ container store), http://reusablebags.com/, includes "info" on bag waste, not much on sources for "info", search for "totes" for stylish varieties
environmentalism is cool
medium to high end clothing using cloth bags now, are we a culture of consumers who will never say no: and always take another cloth bag?, do high end shoppers use bring your own cloth bags
long term environmental cost?
rebate for use, or charge for plastic use, common to charge for bags in Ireland and England (others?), like a coupon or saver card produces loyalty marketing
integrate club card discounts into bags, Bar code or RFID swipe, track how many plastic bags you saved, track how much $ you saved from bag discounts, Extra few Cents discount per use until bag cost paid off
I can’t think of any barrier to using reusable bags. They are incredibly light, compact, sturdy and easily washable in the washing machine.
They actually look good – because green is the only acceptable fashion at this point.
They come in a whole range of fancy colors, and can be folded into tiny pouches, with can fit in even the smallest of pocketbooks.
$.15 per plastic bag consumer tax
Distinctive Design(s) and Color(s), cool fasionabl, easy to identify as mine, by me, by my friends, by strangers if I put in a contact info
modern polyester blends
recycled materials (whole foods bags from plastic bottles) Extra green?