Homer Alaska - Letters

Story last updated at 4:35 PM on Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Plastic bags should have been taxed




I wonder how many of our city council members have noticed how many paper bags are now back in circulation. It would have made a lot more sense to have allowed the decomposible plastic bags to be used. They could have added a small tax on them and used the money to purchase and service small multipurpose recycling bins around town.

Anyone that has regularly participated in Homer cleanup day knows the biggest litter comes from aluminum, glass and plastic containers. I have used my own bags for years. Those that will are already doing it. I have never met a merchant that thought their profit margin was so large they could risk losing sales over a bag.

With one kneejerk ruling we've regressed 20 some years back to paper bags.

Karen DeVaney

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