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Letters to Editor

Sanitary Plastic Bags

From Issue: Volume XXI - Number 7
4/5/2013




Just received another great issue of the Beachcomber today, and found the article regarding “Council Snippets” extremely entertaining. It seems that the decision to ban plastic grocery bags in Long Beach simply will not die a quiet death.

I, for one, applaud the continuing debate, since I have been using plastic grocery bags for multiple, environmentally friendly uses for years, including: collection of my pets’ refuse; collection of newspapers for recycling; collection of aluminum cans, metal cans, and plastics for recycling; and many other uses.

Since the idiots in the Long Beach City Council instituted the ban on plastics a few years back, I have been doing nearly all of my grocery shopping just up the road in Lakewood. There is a fabulous Smart & Final, and a wonderful Sprouts Market on Woodruff Ave. just north of Carson St. There I can get all the plastic bags I want, and, since plastic bags make up less than 0.01% of the mass of solid waste that reaches land fills in the state of California, I am doing my best to save the environment and prevent the spread of disease.

Ralph Paul Jacobs