Rethink plastic

A brief comment on COVID-19.

A sign on the way into my local grocery store caught my eye as intended today. It basically stated to not bring reusable bags into the store. The simple reason was a safety message to try to prevent the potential spread of Covid 19. 

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My reaction was about time that someone stated the obvious, that reusable bags are a sanitation issue. Reusable bags should be permanently banned from all retail stores. The ban on one- time use plastic bags has been poorly thought out. 

A better idea would be a recycling program, such as the recycling program for beverage containers. A 10 cent deposit and a 10 cent refund at Recycle BC for clean used bags would make more sense for both the environment and the spread of existing virus like the flu or common cold and the COVID-19 virus.

Wayne Martineau

Fraser Lake

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