|yaeldixon (yaeldixon) wrote,|
@ 2012-07-27 08:51:00
VAUGHAN LETTER Think outside the Mulberry Bags On Sale plastic 9
I think charging for non-compostable plastic bags is missing the target of keeping plastic out of landfills and the city should look at the bigger picture of the use of plastic bags in our homes. **15** The most obvious use of plastic grocery bags is in the kitchen trash bin and other waste bins in the house. **15** Without the plastic grocery bags, I believe most people would buy other plastic bags designed for that purpose. Based on that, I believe the number of plastic bags going to the landfill from our homes wouldn’t be appreciably different. **15** Compostable bags are expensive, at about 20 cents per bag, and I don’t think many people buy those bags for their trash containers. **15** To reduce the total number of non-compostable bags coming from our homes, grocery stores would have to supply compostable bags. **15** Admittedly that would be an expense, but the cost could be shared .Mulberry Bags On Sale. **15** If grocery stores bought the compostable bags in bulk, their cost would be far less per bag. **15** Let’s say, for argument’s sake, stores could get these bags for 10 cents a piece. **15** In this case, the store and customer could halve the cost .Mulberry Alexa Bags. **15** People who buy plastic bags are already used to the 5-cent fee and the stores that state they are charging the fee for environmental reasons should be willing to put their environmental initiatives and funding toward this waste reduction endeavour. **15** I would suggest grocery stores accept the expense of purchasing the most environmentally friendly bags, instead of budgeting extra money to contribute to environmental causes. Why not incorporate the goals of environmental sustainability within company operations to address an environmental problem and charge 5 cents for compostable bags rather than non-compostable plastic bags and giving money to other causes? Why not hit the nail with a hammer instead of the side of a wrench? **15** That would be a real environmental contribution and it would spur the compostable bag industry.