Have a rethink about ban on plastic bags

Have a rethink about ban on plastic bags

HERE we go again in the quest to banish plastic bags. If the mayor/Greens thought about it a little, they may see the damage they will do.

Firstly, I am a single pensioner and to purchase plastic bags will cost me about $70-$80 per year.

Secondly, plastic rubbish bags are made of “thicker” plastic and therefore more oil/damage to the environment will be wrought.

Thirdly, as I live on my own I would not fill a larger plastic bag without it stinking first: not very good for your health and therefore using more plastic bag, which is not very good for the environment.

Fourthly, I walk into Fremantle and get the bus or walk out. I shop probably three times per week but may have to shop once and use my car if the stupid act of banning plastic bags is enacted.

Again, not very good for the environment.

Fifthly, what bags I do not use for waste (ideal size for a single person), I place newspapers and other recyclables in and return them to the collection point outside Coles in Fremantle.

It also appears India is investigating shredded plastic bags to be used in their road making. See, you do not have to be a “Green” to be green and responsible.

If Fremantle council wishes to provide me with free plastic bags yearly, I will put up with the problem of trying to park in Fremantle, or maybe go to Garden City: free parking but more vehicle cost.

JIM WOOD, Fremantle.