Plastic, not paper

Posted Friday, Apr. 05, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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Letter writer Kim Phan's "Banning Ban On Bags" on Monday deserves an alternative view on the proposed plastic bag ban. It's not the bag. It's people who dispose of them irresponsibly, and the rest of us pay the price.

Paper bags are not the solution. They're made from trees, and the glue that binds them encourages roaches. Also, they usually don't have handles as plastic bags do and can burst when something is spilled. They're not user-friendly.

Plastic bags are recyclable for trash or storage. Plastic bags aren't the only thing cluttering our landscapes. How about plastic or glass drink bottles and fast-food containers ?

If our litter laws aren't going to be enforced, why not an alternative? Make plastic bags camouflage-colored to blend in with the environment.

-- Fred Ream, Fort Worth

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