The White House recently released studies detailing the widespread and immediate effects of climate change. The release of carbon emissions into our atmosphere is directly causing sea level rise, ocean acidification and extreme weather patterns.
We must act to reduce our energy use and minimize, to the extent possible, our consumption levels. In Tacoma we have an opportunity to launch a policy change that will reduce consumption: We can transition from single-use disposable plastic bags and adopt the use of reusable bags.
You may think that the plastic bags with which you carry home your groceries cannot possibly have a …