Re: “Support ban of single-use plastic bags,” (letter, 7-16).
The letter expressed commonly misguided rationale for banning plastic bags. While the author admirably supports our environment, the issues raised are largely based on misinformation.
In 2011, the City of Tacoma adopted a resolution supporting life-cycle thinking in its decisions. The truth is, plastic retail bags are the most environmental option at the checkout, particularly when looked at from a life-cycle perspective.
Banning plastic bags forces consumers to choose options that increase greenhouse gas levels in our atmosphere. The process required to manufacture and distribute oil-based …