Reusable Shopping Bags Dover NH

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Hannaford Supermarket & Pharmacy
(603) 749-9232
833 Central Avenue
Dover, NH
Store Hours
Monday 6am - 11pm
Tuesday 6am - 11pm
Wednesday 6am - 11pm
Thursday 6am - 11pm
Friday 6am - 11pm
Saturday 6am - 11pm
Sunday 7am - 9pm
Pharmacy #
(603) 749-9361
Pharmacy Hours
Mon: 8:30am - 8pm
Tue: 8:30am - 8pm
Wed: 8:30am - 8pm
Thr: 8:30am - 8pm
Fri: 8:30am - 8pm
Sat: 9am - 7pm
Sun: 9am - 6pm

Durham Marketplace
(603) 868-2500
7 Mill Road
Durham, NH
Store Hours
Monday 7:30am - 9pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 9pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 9pm
Thursday 7:30am - 9pm
Friday 7:30am - 9pm
Saturday 7:30am - 9pm
Sunday 8am - 9pm
Pharmacy Hours
Mon: 7:30am - 10pm
Tue: 7:30am - 10pm
Wed: 7:30am - 10pm
Thr: 7:30am - 10pm
Fri: 7:30am - 10pm
Sat: 7:30am - 10pm
Sun: 7:30am - 10pm

BJ's
(603) 427-0400
1801 Woodbury Ave.
Portsmouth, NH
Services / Departments
Bakery, Beer & Wine, BJ's Gas(R), BJ's Optical Department(R), BJ's Propane(TM), Delicatessen, Rotisserie Chicken, Tire Center Operated by Monro(R), Tire Center, Verizon Wireless Kiosk
Store Hours
Mon. - Sat.: 9 A.M. - 9 P.M.Sun.: 9 A.M. - 7 P.M.

Super Stop & Shop
(603) 772-1783
Rt 108 And Rt 88
Exeter, NH
Store Hours
Mon:7:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. Tue:7:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. Wed:7:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. Thu:7:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. Fri:7:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. Sat:7:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. Sun:7:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

Janetos Superette
(603) 742-9721
77 Main St
Dover, NH

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Target
(603) 692-6750
11 Andrews Rd
Somersworth, NH
Store Hours
M-Fr: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.Sa: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.Su: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

Hannaford Supermarket & Pharmacy
(603) 332-9611
11 Milton Road
Rochester, NH
Store Hours
Monday 7am - 11pm
Tuesday 7am - 11pm
Wednesday 7am - 11pm
Thursday 7am - 11pm
Friday 7am - 11pm
Saturday 7am - 11pm
Sunday 7am - 9pm
Pharmacy #
(603) 332-9401
Pharmacy Hours
Mon: 8:30am - 8:30pm
Tue: 8:30am - 8:30pm
Wed: 8:30am - 8:30pm
Thr: 8:30am - 8:30pm
Fri: 8:30am - 8:30pm
Sat: 9am - 7pm
Sun: 9am - 6pm

Target
(603) 501-1470
1450 Greenland Rd
Greenland, NH
Store Hours
M-Fr: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.Sa: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.Su: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

Hannaford Supermarket & Pharmacy
(603) 926-9808
630 Lafayette Road
Hampton, NH
Store Hours
Monday 7am - 10pm
Tuesday 7am - 10pm
Wednesday 7am - 10pm
Thursday 7am - 10pm
Friday 7am - 10pm
Saturday 7am - 10pm
Sunday 7am - 10pm
Pharmacy #
(603) 926-3344
Pharmacy Hours
Mon: 8:30am - 8:30pm
Tue: 8:30am - 8:30pm
Wed: 8:30am - 8:30pm
Thr: 8:30am - 8:30pm
Fri: 8:30am - 8:30pm
Sat: 9am - 7pm
Sun: 9am - 6pm

Dover Natural Marketplace
(603) 749-9999
7 Chestnut St.
Dover , NH
Services / Departments
Local Produce when available/Organic produce
Store Hours
9-6 Mon. thru Sat 11-5 Sun

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Paper and Plastic Move over…Here Comes Reusable

It’s the timeless grocery store rivalry—paper, or plastic? How about, “Neither. I brought my own.” Sounds easy enough, but half the battle is remembering to actually bring those eco-friendly reusable bags back to the store. It’s easy to forget them, lose them, or simply not use them, because it takes a lot less effort to just use store bags, regardless of how bad they are for the environment. Convenience usually wins over eco-consciousness.

Let’s just say you accidentally forgot to bring your reusable bags with you to the store and are forced to choose between paper or plastic. It’s okay. It happens. So, under all that pressure of deciding which is more reusable and which is easier to carry, you choose plastic. You might be able to use it to pack your lunch for a few day, but let’s face it: eventually that bag is going to end up in the trash. The trash can is only the beginning of the toxic journey discarded plastic takes once it leaves your home.

Plastic bags are made mostly from a non-renewable oil energy that produces polyethylene. Polyethylene is cheap to produce, durable, and resistant to chemical breakdown, making it difficult to recycle. Not to mention, to reuse polyethylene requires two-thirds of the new product created to be made from new plastic. Plus, the actual recycling process take a massive amount of non-renewable energy. Sounds pretty bad. Well, it only gets worse.

Plastic never goes away, so every scrap of plastic ever produced still exists and will continue to exist indefinitely. Plastic that is not recycled is dumped (usually into our oceans) and ends up being a deadly snack for an unsuspecting animal. The most horrific graveyard of used plastic is located in the Pacific where tons of discarded polyethylene and other plastics have accumulated to make an island of plastic debris twice the size of the entire state of Texas. Plastic is bad news for the environment and consumers.

With all this discussion on paper, plastic, and B.Y.O.Bag programs, there are rumblings in some states about legislation that would require retailers to charge a nominal fee for each plastic bag used by consumers. Further legislation in the works could eventually end the use of plastic bags altogether. In California, law currently requires retailers to create an in-store recycling program allowing consumers to return used plastic bags. Some argue that banning the use of plastic bags will just force consumers to opt for paper, which is just as damaging to the environment. Essentially your “paper or plastic” decision is really a decision of deforestation or depletion of non-renewable energy.

While state legislators navigate the pros and cons of a long term solution to the use of complimentary retailer bags, many stores have taken their own initiative to be part of the solution and voluntarily adapt before law requires them to.

Pioneers in the reusable bag sector like Trader Joe’s and IKEA have been waging war against plastic bags for years ...

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