No more plastic | AspenTimes.com
YOUR AD HERE »

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



Carbondale


Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Aspen and Snowmass Village make the Aspen Times’ work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.

For tax deductible donations, click here.
 

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User


News