Bronwyn Sindel, Mullumbimby
Having read Malakai Smith’s letter (1 April) I would like to suggest a reuse for what is intended as a single use plastic. When the Byron Shire News is delivered to my front gate, I remove the paper from the bag, I cut the plastic down to whatever size I want, throw away the portion at both ends and then use the other half for whatever – partly eaten avo, apple, or any other fruit or veges that needs a plastic wrap before storing in the fridge.
Obviously the bag is no good for liquids, but other than that I find it has many uses, and I haven’t bought a plastic bag of any description for I can’t remember how long – over 30 years.
Be inventive people, before you throw that plastic into the recycle bin or the trash bin, think about how you can use it again (and possibly again and again).