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1. any of various measures of quantity, such as a bag containing 1 hundredweight of coal
2. any pouch or sac forming part of the body of an animal, esp the udder of a cow
3. Hunting the quantity of quarry taken in a single hunting trip or by a single hunter

What does it mean when you dream about a bag?

Bags can carry connotations of secrecy, particularly sexual secrets (bags can symbolize wombs). Placing something in a bag or similar receptacle may represent something unpleasant we wish to avoid, so a bag dream could indicate the repression of awareness. Bags can also hold gifts and nourishment (grocery bags), and represent our hopes, wishes and plans. The key to determining which of these meanings apply is the emotional tenor of the dream. (See also Basket, Sack).


A flexible cover used in bag molding.
A container made of paper, plastic, or cloth without rigid walls to transport or store material.

bag, sack

A quantity of portland cement: 94 lb in the United States, 87.5 lb in Canada, 112 lb (50.8 kg) in the United Kingdom, and 50 kg in most countries using the metric system.
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It has been analysed that banning of plastic bags across the board would not be a viable solution as these bags have become a part of our daily life.
The EPA recommends that the public bring their own bags to such shops to cut down on the use of plastic, disposable bags.
But many people would argue there is a large, unmeasured benefit from not having plastic bags hanging in trees and floating on waterways.
Published in 2011, it assessed the manufacture of HDPE plastic bags according to nine environmental criteria, including global warming potential, resource depletion, and water acidification and eutrophication, and then compared these criteria with those for other types of bag.
Environmental experts warn that the use of biodegradable bags may not be sufficient to reduce the harm to nature unless the right conditions for decomposition are fulfilled; for example, biodegradables made of corn can be deposited in landfills, but produce methane.
Yes, the bag issue is important because of the negative impact the bags have on our environment.
The carrier bag charge is all about encouraging shoppers to reuse their bags so that we dramatically reduce this figure.
Another excellent idea is the 'Swap It Bag' (pounds 12) which is great for the busy mum who like to change bags when she changes outfits, enabling her to quickly switch all her essentials from one bag to another.
The moves are the latest in Huddersfield to see attempts made to cut the amount of plastic bags in use.
A bag for life is available to shoppers who return five old carriers.
She is on awaiting list for a Hermes Birken bag which she reckons will be hers for hire in around six months and has ordered some Fendi Baguette bags, made famous by the series Sex and the City and which, she believes, will be big again when the film comes out later this year.
Wash the bag in a pail of water mixed with a mild detergent.