Ban plastic straws and bags nationwide
In response to “Charlotte restaurants move to dump plastic straws” (Aug. 16):
The June issue of National Geographic was devoted to the conditions of our oceans. It reported that the Pacific has a patch of plastics twice the size of Texas. This type of pollution is killing sea animals and plants worldwide. Many states have already banned plastic bags. The time for North Carolina to ban plastic bags, as well as plastic straws, is long overdue. I hope our state and federal lawmakers will act soon to protect our planet better.
– Jim Proper, Chapel Hill