Ken Window – Pottsville
In Backlash in The Echo of September 11, your contributor says ‘surely this will make you give up plastic bags if you haven’t already’.
Well, I haven’t given up plastic bags and I don’t intend to.
All of the plastic bags my family get – from Woolies, Coles, the IGA, the newsagent, whoever – are collected together and the next time I got to Woolies or Coles are put in the bag recycling bin at the entrance to the store.
I intend to continue this practice. How is the environment being harmed by it?
Plastic bags are produced from polymers derived from petroleum. The amount of petroleum used to make a plastic bag would drive a car about 11 metres. See more interesting facts at http://www.environment.gov.au/settlements/waste/plastic-bags/index.html – Ed