Those who don’t like plastic bags shouldn’t use them

While you are banning plastic bags, donít forget to include those pesky single-use kitchen trash bags, sandwich bags, food storage bags, and leaf bags that are choking our plastic garbage cans and landfills to overflowing with other single-use plastic food containers too numerous to mention.

You have a choice already at the grocery store: paper or plastic. If you donít like them, donít use them! Or better yet, recycle them to dispose of the dead chickens that the bears, foxes, coyotes, skunks and loose dogs you lured in have torn up in the backyard. Also, be sure to keep some on hand to pick up the mess your dog leaves in the park, which presents a more immediate health and environmental hazard than the occasional errant grocery bag could ever do!

Fred Stephenson

Durango

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