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Will Menlo Park join plastic bag ban?

Original post made on Mar 13, 2012

The Menlo Park City Council hits the books for a study session on Tuesday, March 13, with a focus on green initiatives.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, March 13, 2012, 11:30 AM

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Posted by Carol, a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Mar 13, 2012 at 4:43 pm

I applaud the City Council for taking the initiative in considering a ban on plastic bags in Menlo Park. This is indeed good news, and environmentally responsible.

As a past volunteer for Wildlife Rescue, I have witnessed first-hand the tragedy of birds and turtles dying from either ingesting or getting caught up in these lethal traps.

In a perfect world, we would all dispose of plastic bags responsibly, but we only need to take a walk along our ocean or lakefront shores, or drive down our freeways to see that this scenario is far from reality. Even for those who dispose of plastic bags in a responsible fashion are forced to place them with the regular trash since they are not considered recyclable. Then where do the bags go?

I agree with charging for paper bags. Paper comes from our valuable forests, and even recycled paper costs money and resources to process.

Finally, I agree with prohibiting Styrofoam containers that don't degrade, and are harmful to the very wildlife we have the responsibility of protecting.


Please take a moment to view the informative link here on plastic bag statistics.

Web Link

Say NO to plastic bags!

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