What plastic bags fall into the ‘single-use’ category? What about those of us who use them as garbage bags, asks letter writer. (NEWS BULLETIN file photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Single-use’ grocery bags a misnomer

Advocates of ‘single-use’ plastic bag ban are dealing with emotion, not truth, says letter writer

To the editor,

The advocates of banning ‘single-use’ plastic bags are not dealing with full truth, just short-sighted emotion. Sounds like they’ll save the world’s oceans banning the shopping bags at the till. Oh so rosy.

What plastic bags fall into the ‘single-use’ category? What about those of us who use them as garbage bags? That’s not single-use, it’s double-use. But all the veggie bags on rolls are single-use; ban them. Sandwich bags, bread bags, potato and apple bags, single-use; ban them.

If there are no bags at the till, I’ll buy single-use garbage bags made of plastic. Or ban them, too.

Neil Saunders, Nanaimo

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