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Letter: Can’t we make bags that are biodegradable?

Can’t we make bags that are biodegradable?

After reading about the proposal to end the use of plastic bags for shopping, I have a few thoughts on this matter. Most people love the idea of being able to carry their bags with a handle instead of trying to carry a bag or two in their arms, as one would carry an infant. If something were to spill or leak with a paper bag, they would be very annoyed with an accident of this nature.

Why not use a plastic bag of biodegradable material that would decompose after it is tossed out after use? Plus, the bags would serve a double purpose. People could use them to clean up after their pets while walking, rather than leaving the mess behind for someone to accidently walk in the dog’s waste.

Vannie T. Harris Sr.

Buffalo