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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Eco-friendly solutions everywhere

We can reject any over-packaged products through our consumer choices, says letter writer

To the editor,

Re: ‘Single-use’ grocery bags a misnomer, Letters, Dec. 3.

May I kindly suggest that the letter writer think outside the bag when it comes to plastic bags.

I often reject plastic, or paper bags, styrofoam containers and any over-packaged products.

I still seem to have a variety come into the house since I too crave convenience.

Any soiled food bag that is not reusable or compostable can be used for garbage. It’s not always as easy when I can’t roll it over the rim, but it does the job. The bottom of my house compost bin now gets a layer of newspaper and I no longer need the plastic bin liners.

I feel hopeful seeing the many people who are embracing similar changes.

The ban is needed and could go further to all sorts of packaging.

Judy Nielsen, Nanaimo

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