LETTERS: No call for return to plastic bags

Editor:

Re: Go back to plastic, LCB, May 21 letters

To the gentleman who is upset about the fact that he cannot get plastic bags from the liquor store; have you considered taking your own reusable bags when going shopping?

Yes, plastic bags are recyclable, but if you think that they are being recycled, think again.

You may want to watch a three-part series which was recently broadcast on the Knowledge Network entitled; “The War on Plastic.”

It shows where those recyclable bags end up, many of them are found in the stomachs of marine animals that have died of starvation. You may also want to go to CBC’s Market Place to watch a report on an investigation done on recycling in Canada. It shows what happens to the plastics that we believe are being recycled.

Think seriously about taking your own bags when going to buy your alcoholic beverages.

Maria Walsh, Surrey

•••

Everyone should know that they can still use their own bags in grocery stores.

Put the bags into your clean cart, after you set your items onto the conveyor belt, open your bags in your cart and bag your own items. The carts get cleaned after each use.

No need to start using plastic bags again.

T. Hardy, South Surrey

Letter to the Editor

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

South Surrey veteran honoured by South Korea as Ambassador for Peace

Medal presented to Donald McClellan an ‘expression of gratitude’ for service during Korean War

Surrey officer-impersonation scam continues ‘almost daily’

Police reiterate warning that demands for Bitcoin in exchange for waived charges are fraudulent

North Delta yoga studio’s Fridays at the Farm to benefit local animal sanctuary

The outdoor four-class series will benefit Perfect Pastures Animal Sanctuary in Ladner

Jamie Bacon pleads guilty to charge in Surrey Six case

The plea brings an end to a complex legal case that has spanned more than a decade

COVID-19: Update on the pandemic for Surrey, White Rock and beyond

JULY 9: Canada ill-prepared for second wave: report

B.C. identifies 20 new COVID-19 cases, travellers specified in count

Pandemic total 3,028 cases, 51 people from outside Canada

Mayors welcome rideshare expansion to eastern Lower Mainland

As of Thursday, Lyft is now offering service throughout Metro Vancouver

Canadian policing organization calls for decriminalization of simple illicit drug possession

Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police want policing focus of opioid crisis to be replaced with a health one

Filing deadline in RCMP sexual-harassment class-action extended due to COVID-19

Plaintiffs now have until January 2021 to submit claims for up to $222,000

Hefty undeclared driver charges piling up, ICBC warns customers

Average extra penalty $2,971 after an at-fault accident

Survey, hotline launched amid probe into racist blood-alcohol guessing game at B.C. hospital

Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond has been appointed to lead an investigation by Health Minister Adrian Dix

B.C. appeals judge’s decision to leave three clubhouses in Hells Angels hands

The province has filed two notices of appeal related to the B.C. Supreme Court decision

Conservation officers relocate Spirit bear known to roam northwestern B.C.

Bear roamed valley north of Terrace for many years

B.C. premier applauds call to decriminalize drug possession

Police shouldn’t struggle with health issues, Horgan says

Most Read

l -->