AP NEWS

Apply plastic bag ban equally

January 30, 2019

To the editor,

If “all that plastic (from a billion plastic bags) breaks down into smaller pieces and finds its way into our water and food supplies,” (editorial, Jan. 17) then surely the pain of the plastic bag ban should be applied evenly as seniors and poor people drink the same water that everyone else does.

The truth is that politicians want to spare favored groups the pain of their experiments in social engineering while inflicting the cost and inconvenience on others. If Connecticut legislators are concerned about the environmental harm imposed by disposable bags, plastic, paper or otherwise, then they should outlaw them in their entirety.

Politicians should let the citizens of Connecticut see the full extent of their environmental activism so the voters of Connecticut can express their opinion on the popularity of these programs.

If, as the Stamford Advocate suggests, “experience shows that this change likely will go the way of so many others — some grumbling at first, no big deal once people get used to it,” why tinker around the edges. Let’s put it to a test!

Aaron Goldenberg

Stamford

AP RADIO
Update hourly