Plastic bags not problem |

Plastic bags not problem

Dear Editor:

I have followed with interest and amusement the plastic-bag issues in Aspen and now Carbondale. As much as I try to be conservative in my lifestyle, I feel this issue somewhat absurd.

The bag is not the issue – it’s every item in the bag that is the real problem. Every item in the bag of groceries I unpacked last night was contained in plastic or wrapped in plastic. The bag was the least of the offenders. I reuse the bags for garbage, to store rags, to wrap things I put in the freezer, to clean up after my dogs, etc. The rest of the plastic has no other value.

Seems we are trying to use an air freshener – not clean up what’s causing the smell.

Jim Rathell


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


Aspen government immune from development fees

December 14, 2019

The city of Aspen’s office building is exempt from paying encroachment fees, yet private developers have to now pay $9 a square foot, per month, starting in 2020.

See more