Northwest Voices | Letters to the Editor
Plastic-bag ban surprises Seattle shoppers
Seattle has gone too far
I must say that the city has gone too far this time with the proselytizing nanny attitude with regard to grocery bags [“‘Did you bring your reusable bag?’” NWMonday, July 2].
I have always recycled the excess plastic bags that I could not reuse (dog poop) when there was an accumulation. I probably would have gone along with the overbearing self-righteousness if the city had not started proselytizing about paper bags.
While it is true that if one refuses to pay, the store clerk will be wise enough to forget to charge you for fear of having to restock your purchases after you walk out in protest, there is a better way to protest the city’s overbearing attitude. Since I have to go to Des Moines and/or Shoreline at least once a week, I will stock up whenever I am outside the city.
This way I will have no shortage of dog-poop bags, and I can deprive an overbearing city bureaucracy or revenue on those items that are subject to sales tax.
— Chuck Moran, Fremont