Letter: Unintended consequence of trashing single-use bags

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To the editor:

I am all for reducing plastic waste. However, I question how much difference banning plastic grocery bags will make. Many shoppers recycle their grocery bags as trash container liners. The solution to no more free grocery bags may be to purchase plastic trash container liners. If this is true, there will be very little gain in the battle against plastic waste on this front.

The Eagle may want to poll how many people use their plastic grocery bags to line their trash containers.

Philip O'Rourke,

Pittsfield

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