Letter to the editor 4, April 25, 2019

Enough plastic

Dear Editor,

With all we know about the effects of plastic and Styrofoam on the environment I would like to challenge Hudson’s commercial establishments to stop using bags – plastic or paper – for items purchased.

Put a big sign outside of the store as a reminder that disposable bags are no longer offered. We will soon remember to bring along our reusable bags or purchase those on offer by the store.

For fresh produce, a compostable paper bag is a better option than plastic. Needless to say, Styrofoam containers also need to be replaced by environmentally friendly containers.

Hudson was a national leader in banning pesticide use.

Although many places in Canada are ahead of us in eliminating plastic for items purchased, let’s once again be a leader in this region!

Jill Gale


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