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No more plastic

Dear Editor:

Have you ever been out enjoying the magnificent scenery we have in the Roaring Fork Valley and spotted or come across a plastic bag stuck in sagebrush or high in the branches of a tree or even embedded in the ground? I have, and it makes me realize that our disposable world is no longer so disposable.

May 1 is coming for Aspen’s position on the ban of plastic bags, and Carbondale recently voted to ban plastic bags, so be aware that changes are coming to the valley.

If you approach the check-out line at the store with no bags in hand (as I sometimes do), I urge you to continue to check out, place all your groceries in your cart and wheel them to your car for transfer to your waiting reusable bags. Over the past several decades, this country has produced enough plastic. Let’s do our part to cut down or eliminate the use of it.

Karen McConnell


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