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Time to trash single-use bags

Dear Editor:

I strongly support a fee on single-use bags! As a community that praises itself on environmental stewardship, we have the opportunity to participate in a great and simple “waste free” movement that the cool cities around the globe have started to adopt.

Using reusable shopping bags is more comfortable anyway, and poses an advertising opportunity for grocers and retailers that looks more classy and cool than the cheap ugly prints on single-use bags that look hideous as they slowly decay in a tree, river, or ultimately the ocean.

The truth is that preserving resources and eliminating waste is not an innovative or a brilliant idea; it is common sense, and I for one am ready to start putting the “common” back into “sense!”

Eden Vardy

Aspen