Promoting reusable bags will help Mother Nature
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz has proposed a ban on plastic bags at stores. I think it’s great that he’s addressing and researching the issue. I was a cashier at a grocery store in my early adult years, so I know how many plastic bags were (and still are) used on a daily basis. Some plastic bags are better than others and the poorly constructed bags have to be doubled up.
I have several reusable bags but forget to bring them sometimes. I certainly don’t want to pay for bags every time I go to the grocery store, but I think initially it will help me remember to bring my reusable bags. We all have to play a part in making sure Mother Nature is in the best condition possible for future generations.
Veronica Golden, LMSW