The letter writer is absolutely correct except for overlooking the fact that the State Legislature is in the pocket of the plastics industry. Can you say #LegalBribery? The city of Bisbee passed a city ordinance some time ago to ban the use of plastic bags. Merchants were relatively happy to comply with this ordinance and there was documented evidence that the plastic trash such as was cited by the letter writer became almost non-existent. But the State Legislature, in their infinite wisdom, intervened and told Bisbee all of their state funds would be withheld if the ordinance continued to be enforced. Unfortunately, the ban has been suspended.
Disclaimer: As submitted to the Arizona Daily Star.