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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