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War on plastics is misguided

Dear Editor:

Regarding the plastic bag issue: Must we have laws on everything? If you follow that line or reasoning, we should really ban disposable diapers. After all, I raised my babies using cloth diapers, which are still available. How many young mothers would like that?

This area has a higher-than-normal percentage of educated and thoughtful people who take recycling seriously. Plastics have been such a boon to modern living. I would think that the emphasis should be directed more positively toward the development of biodegradable plastics (i.e. the new water bottles) and just let American ingenuity work!

Mary Lou Zordel

Aspen