Re: “Tacoma braces for ban on plastic grocery bags” (TNT, 3-28).
I was appalled at the arrogance of our City Council members. The article states that only 48 percent of respondents to the survey were in favor of this edict. That means the majority were either opposed to it or were on the fence. The survey was only taken by 2,200 residents so it was not even a decent sampling of the population.
What makes the council members think they can run roughshod over the will of the people of Tacoma? Plastic grocery bags account for less than one percent of the waste stream, and I would guess that many of those bags are recycled for trash or pet refuse.
I reuse my plastic grocery bags for trash liners, Without these bags, I would have to buy plastic garbage liners, which is an additional expense and additional recycle material. I also take extra bags to the food bank where they are used by our clients. I am sure most people recycle their plastic bags in much the same manner.
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You may rest assured that if this law is passed, I will be doing all my shopping in Federal Way!