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Friday, 29 October 2004


Ed Fladung

I was on the island of Bonaire last year for a visit. It is a very small island off the coast of Venezuela near the islands of Curacao and Aruba. They are all Dutch islands. I was surprised when I went to the only supermarket on the island and if you wanted to carry your purchases home in bags you had to buy the bags and they were not cheap. They only had paper bags. Needless to say I quickly found some cloth bags that I could take to the store so that I didn't have to pay for bags each time. I also began to notice that no matter where I shopped, they often did not have any bags, but they never had plastic bags. I asked someone about this and it turned out that the Dutch do not allow plastic bags on the island.

I currently live in Mexico and plastic bags are ubiquitous. As a consequence, they are everywhere.

P.S. Sujatin, thanks for a truely refreshing blog. Peace, and may all beings attain enlightenment.

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I'm a Minister with Amida Shu, a Pureland Buddhist Order. Now semi-retired, I teach on-line and hold Pureland Buddhist sangha gatherings in Perth, Scotland. This site is mainly Buddhist in content. I share the teachings of the Head of our Order, Dharmavidya David Brazier
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