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  • noun A type of packaging made of thin, flexible, plastic film, starch, or plastic textile, used for containing and transporting food, waste, and consumer goods.

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  • noun a bag made of thin plastic material


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  • "In what has been described as a massive coup for Australia's environmental movement, the nation's homeless have put their support behind the push to phase out giant plastic bags. "This is a great day for Mother Nature," said Clean Up Australia spokesman Ian Kiernan. 'From now on, we can expect to see homeless people using reusable giant green bags to carry their meagre possessions, not those planet-harming stripey plastics.'"

    - 'Homeless community agrees to phase out giant plastic bag usage', The Chaser.

    March 27, 2008

  • You have to be kidding.

    March 27, 2008

  • The Chaser are a comedy/satire troupe :)

    March 27, 2008

  • Ah. Thank heavens. I was beginning to worry. :-)

    March 27, 2008

  • Your plastic bags have stripes?

    March 27, 2008

  • I think the reference is the hold-all type bags available in dollar shops. Cheap, waterproof, reasonably durable.

    March 28, 2008