Does it count?

April 22, 2012 at 10:39 pm 4 comments

Since I NEVER use plastic bags, disposable cutlery, cups, etc., I thought NO PROBLEM to win this thing. And then I went outside to pick up my NYT, and it was wrapped in a blue plastic bag. Does that count??

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Rob Whittier  |  April 23, 2012 at 8:23 am

    I think it does…you have the options of either 1) Doing a digital subscription or 2) Buying the paper at a coffee shop or drugstore where there is no bag. Just my two cents

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    • 2. slhatch  |  April 23, 2012 at 8:30 am

      I did count it yesterday, but I think I have a third option – to contact NYT delivery & encourage them to make a greener choice by not automatically bagging all of the newspapers for delivery.

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  • 3. Julie Cahillane  |  April 23, 2012 at 8:43 am

    Hadn’t thought about that… Fortunately, yesterday is the day our Sunday paper delivery stopped or I would have been facing this same dilema!

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  • 4. zachglasser  |  April 23, 2012 at 9:22 am

    Yes! Mr. Whittier is very correct. Since there are sustainable and plastic bag-free options for newspapers in general, it does have to count. Isn’t it surprising how ubiquitous those little bags are? I actually hadn’t even thought of newspapers contributing to the counts at all until now.

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