Letters to the Editor

September 17, 2014 10:07 PM

No to plastic bags

It all started in Los Angeles County, California, in 2012. They voted to eliminate plastic bags in the grocery stores. Recently, California decided to make the ban statewide in all stores. California estimated the use of 12 billion bags yearly, and less than 5 percent were recycled. Plastic bags take 10 years to 20 yearrs to decompose in our landfills.

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