Plastic bag ban

Dear Editor:Plastic shopping bags get into sewers, blow across highways and are generally a nuisance. They are also non-degradable. It would be a service to our environment if Downey followed the example of L.A. County and the city of Santa Monica. Large stores and markets may not use plastic bags and must charge 10 cents for each paper bag. Result: people bring their own reusable bags, which are now available everywhere. How about, Downey shoppers and City Council? Times are a-changing! -- Ingrid Altman, Downey

********** Published: July 21, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 14