Ban plastic bags, the sooner the better

Ban plastic bags, the sooner the better

Come on guys, it’s not hard to bring your own bags

Ban plastic bags, the sooner the better

Re: “Time to ban plastic bags in the Cowichan Valley”, (Citizen, Nov. 18)

I was pleased to read the letter from Mona Johnston in the Nov. 18 issue.

It makes me crazy when I see so many people at the supermarket checkouts still not giving a thought to how many plastic bags their shopping is going into. Come on guys, it’s not hard to bring your own bags — be part of the solution not the problem!

Obviously the three or five cent charge for bags is not enough of a deterrent and I’m sure the stores themselves wouldn’t want to take it upon themselves to charge more for fear of losing customers, so I agree with Mona — the best way is to follow Victoria’s lead and ban them altogether, and the sooner the better!

Alan Perkins

Cobble Hill