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Banning plastic bags in Seattle
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Confessions of a plastic-bag user
I admit it. I get plastic bags at the checkout. [“Ban plastic bags? Fight heats up in Seattle,” page one, Dec. 5.]
I hate that I do it. I know I just use them for a moment and they are in the landfill forever. I justify it saying that I need bags to pick up after my dog, or that I’ll recycle it and it’s OK since it is just one more bag.
I promise myself I’ll remember my reusable bag next time. But really, there is no reason I need a plastic bag. None.
Here is my Christmas wish this year. I wish for Seattle City Council to make it impossible for me to get plastic bags while shopping by banning them in the city. Come on, City Council, pass this plastic-bag ban, and while you’re at it, please put that five-cent fee on paper bags, too. Until then, I will do my best to remember my reusable bags from home. But I know I’ll forget.
— Annie Tegen, Seattle
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