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TACOMA: Let’s ban single-use plastic bags

Letter by Nicholas D. Cochran, Tacoma on Aug. 16, 2013 at 9:00 am with No Comments »
August 16, 2013 10:06 am

As a member of the Tacoma community I firmly believe that we must reduce single-use plastic bags in our city. The destructive effects of these plastics on the environment are a factor of strong frustration that I can no longer witness within our local ecosystems.

We can make positive changes to our community by turning away from these plastics and looking into different solutions. A sustainable action plan would allow for a healthier city, placing Tacoma alongside the seven other Washington cities that have initiated such changes, benefiting citizens now and into the future.

Single-use plastics bags are a detriment to the recycling process and provide no financial or environmental benefit. These unsustainable bags are being phased out in many places because of a lack of need, environmental impacts and because their supposed convenience comes at such a high price.

The City of Tacoma should act now so not to be left behind in the process, taking a strong stand against their usage and passing an ordinance similar to other Washington cities banning single-use plastic bags.

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