For bag solution, just look in mirror

Beth Terry

Published: February 19, 2010 6:00 am ET

I disagree with you about bag bans/fees [“Do you need a bag? Yeah, make it plastic,” Viewpoint, Feb. 8, Page 6].

While many individuals care about the environment and are willing to bring their own reusable bags, it appears that far more prefer the perceived convenience of plastic bags and the abdication of personal responsibility that those bags represent.

Even here in the San Francisco Bay Area, where the population is supposedly enlightened about environmental issues, plastic bags blow in the streets.

Look, the ocean and the marine life affected by plastic waste can’t speak for themselves. It’s up to those of us who care to see to it that our environment is protected for future generations.

Beth Terry

FakePlasticFish.com

Oakland, Calif.


Comments

For bag solution, just look in mirror

Beth Terry

Published: February 19, 2010 6:00 am ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story

Market Reports

Plastics Caps & Closures Market Report

The annual recap of top trends and future outlook for the plastics caps & closures market features interviews with industry thought leaders and Bill Wood’s economic forecast of trends in growing end markets. You will also gain insight on trends in caps design, materials, machinery, molds & tooling and reviews of mergers & acquisitions.

Learn more

Shale Gas Market - Analysis of North American Region

This report highlights the impact of shale-based natural gas on the North American plastics market and features an in-depth analysis of production trends in the United States during 2013 and a forecast for 2014 and beyond.

Learn more

Thermoformed Packaging 2014 Market Review & Outlook – North America

This in-depth report analyzes economic and market trends, legislative/regulatory activity impacting supply and demand, business opportunities and threats, materials pricing, manufacturing technology, as well as growth strategies being implemented by thermoformed packaging companies.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

January 14, 2015 - January 14, 2015Plastics in Automotive

February 4, 2015 - February 6, 2015Plastics News Executive Forum 2015

More Events