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Bag ban isn’t the answer

Dear Editor:

Roy Chorbajian did a great job in getting enough signatures to get the plastic-bag issue on Tuesday’s ballot in Basalt! The problem is that regardless of how the vote turns out, there will be hundreds of plastic bags entering the landfill every day that are not from City Market or Clark’s Market. What about all the plastic bags from all the other stores in Basalt, Aspen, Carbondale and Glenwood Springs? To specify only two grocery stores is not going to help very much, and if you take the time to check, you will find City Market has recycle drums in its entrance to collect plastic bags. Please use them! There was a survey on cloth reusable bags, and it was discovered that reusable bags that people use contain bacteria and debris if not washed frequently! I think the idea of charging money for plastic and paper bags is not the answer and will only add to checkout time because the bags will have to be counted. So please vote “no” on the ballot, and let’s come up with a more reasonable answer to the plastic-bag issue.

Chris Tessem

Basalt


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