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Ban plastic bags to cut down in litter

 

If I were mayor of Miami Beach, I would impose “no plastic straws” and “no plastic bags” policies in shops, restaurants and bars. Bars and restaurants could only offer stirring straws made out of biodegradable material, and restaurants offering takeout would receive from the city low cost reusable bags that the clients could purchase for less than $1 each to offset the cost to the business.

The amount of plastic bags and straws that litters our streets, parks and beaches is unacceptable and sad. We need to be proactive to make our city cleaner, so we can be proud to show it off to visitors.

Anne Posschelle, Miami Beach

Note: Several Miami-Dade County cities have a chance to elect a new mayor this year. We asked members of the Public Insight Network — locals who have agreed to share their insights on current events for the Miami Herald and WLRN — what they would do if they were mayor. What would you do if you were mayor? Tell us. Start informing our newsroom with your thoughts at MiamiHerald.com/insight.

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