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A plastic problem

Dear Editor:

Did you know there is about a million square miles of seabed near Hawaii that’s become a collecting area for plastic garbage? Google “Plastic debris piling up in the Pacific.” Where does this plastic originate? It’s part of the majority of land trash from the continents to the east and west.

Hawaiian sea turtles are ingesting plastic bHere on the mainland the average person uses 300 bags per year.

We can do something. Already two Glenwood stores, Vitamin Cottage and Safeway, are providing alternatives with the sale of their own reusable logo bags. People would like Kroger to stop giving out plastic and paper bags and make all of their reusable bags available starting at the City Market in Carbondale this year.

John H. Ristine


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