What Difference Does One Bag Make?
To the Editor:
It appears that almost everything that I buy in a grocery store is either wrapped in plastic or it comes in a plastic container. Potatoes come in a plastic bag, onions come in a plastic bag. If I get cold cuts at the deli, they put them in a plastic bag.
Chicken, meat and fish come wrapped in plastic.
Milk comes in a plastic jug or bottle.
Condiments come in plastic containers (mustard, ketchup, relish).
Yet, when I leave the store, I can no longer get a plastic bag to put everything in. I can buy a paper bag for a dime, which will probably not be used again. The plastic bags we used to get were used in our kitchen trash can.
Amazingly enough, I can walk down the aisle and buy any size plastic bag I want or need. Why is it all this packaging is OK, but the plastic bag to carry everything out of the store is bad for our environment.