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Viewpoint - May 1, 2013

Letter: Just say no to plastic playing fields

Now that our town asks us to use paper bags, not plastic bags, and the town of Portola Valley and San Mateo County is sponsoring a green video that demonstrates the immense environmental damage to our environment and marine life from the millions of tons of plastic material we discard (plastic does NOT recycle), the Portola Valley Town Council should carefully consider whether to allow plastic grass at the Priory playing field. Eventually it must be disposed of, adding tons of plastic to the environment.

The conservation element of our general plan asks that proposed projects be judged by their impact on the environment. Plastic grass playing fields would fail that test.

Marilyn Walter, Coyote Hill, Portola Valley

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