As the Mailbag on this page illustrates, plastic bags are much-maligned while their benefits often are overlooked. Yet, legitimate complaints exist, and efforts are under way in many countries to ban the bags outright.
What's the solution? Voice your opinion by going to our Web site, www.plasticsnews.com, and participating in our weekly ``What do you think?'' poll.
Last week, more than 100 readers had participated as of Sept. 16, responding to the question, ``What is your company doing to win business in growing global markets?'' Results were about evenly divided, with 28 percent forming joint ventures; 23 percent building plants abroad; and 19 percent taking trips and attending trade shows. Perhaps surprisingly, 30.4 percent of respondents said they have taken no action to grow globally.