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Basaltines smarter than you think

Dear Editor:

I want to take a moment and thank the forward thinking residents of Basalt for knowing when it’s time to say “no” to additional regulation. I, for one, voted against the ban on bags. Now I can go back to using my canvas bags when I shop at City Market and choose to use plastic when I’m running low on bags for the diaper bin, the laundry, trash, or the little bin under the sink. My canvas bags were collecting dust since I first heard that there might be a ban on plastic bags.

There is also something to be learned about the law of unintended consequences with a bag ban, like having to buy trash bags with a thicker mil in lieu of the grocery bags (which take longer to decompose) or buying canvas bags that are manufactured in China and shipped across the ocean then across America to get into our hands (no carbon footprint there).

Basalt residents know how to reuse and recycle. If you’re ashamed to tell people you’re from Basalt because we can think for ourselves, you’re always welcome to move.

Eric Aanonsen


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