Letter: plastic bags an ‘easy feel-good fix’

Letter: plastic bags an ‘easy feel-good fix’

Bags have secondary uses, other problems more pressing

Editor,

Re: Politicians pose on plastic bags (B.C. Views, Jan. 10).

Tom Fletcher’s column about the “single use” plastic grocery bags is right on.

So politicians can ban merchants from supplying plastic bags for purchases and calling them a single-use bag.

How many times is a plastic kitchen waste bag used?

I think it would make more sense to ban kitchen waste bags.

Personally, I’d rather hear that politicians are tackling the never-talked-about masses of Styrofoam on our beaches and in our oceans.

Take a walk around your local marina to see how many bazillion pieces of bite-sized Styrofoam you see floating around.

Or walk on a beach, you’re pretty much guaranteed to see chunks of Styrofoam just waiting to break up.

Politicians talk about banning grocery bags because it’s an easy feel-good fix.

Let’s get some action going about banning Styrofoam in our oceans.

Gloria Heisterman

Campbell River