Why the Wait?

Jun 06, 2018

To the Editor:

To augment your plastic ban article in the May 30 issue (“Plastic Bag Ban in Beach Haven Wouldn’t Be in Effect Until ’19”), I suggest readers read National Geographic’s June issue, titled “Planet or Plastic.” I find the threat of plastic pollution in our oceans scarier than the threat of nuclear power.

It amazes me that any seashore community or business wouldn’t have already curtailed its use of plastic (all forms) on its own initiative, without waiting for an ordinance to be in effect. The need for take-out bags won’t be necessary if our seafood food chain becomes polluted with plastics or killed because of entanglement. 

Julie Winter


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