Wheel size expert
It's easier for flies to nest in the open rubbish and it goes all over the place when it gets emptied into the rubbish trucks. My next door neighbour just throws loose rubbish in the bin and it always gets blown onto my side of the footpath when it's emptied and I'm sure people that work in commercial environments like emptying other peoples rubbish when it loose in bins, you know things like snot rags and left over food that people have had in their gobs. I believe plastic shopping bags aren't the problem in the bigger picture and they make things more convenient, like the same way motor cars do.Hygienic reasons? How is carrying a bucket full of rubbish to a wheelie bin less hygienic than moving the same waste to a wheelie bin in a bag?
The only difference I can see is the bucket doesn’t make the trip to the wheelie bin when a bag is used.
The bucket might need the occasional hose out. No more drama than hosing out a compost bucket on the odd occasion.
I get what you’re saying. My wife thinks the same and I am losing that battle here. I’ll challenge the logic when the store of shopping bags run out. I’m giving the logic a bit of a test run and refinement here.
Why not pick on plastic packaging and how many plastic bags does it take to make a plastic bucket and where does your bucket go when it gets old. I normally just hang an old shopping bag up and put rubbish in it then knot it when I'm finished and throw it in the wheelie bin. Media claims that we use about 1 million plastic bottles a minute. We could use glass bottles but wait, we can't recycle glass even though we really can but the cost is too high. You know all that natural gas we need for fired furnaces to recycle glass from Qld that goes overseas and just gets burnt into the atmosphere by someone else, then we are happy to buy the goods they make, well it makes these sort of jobs of recycling obsolete. I just think making people pay for shopping bags is one less cost to giant corporations.
This is a picture of the Cooks River in NSW.