Ban plas­tic straws and bags na­tion­wide

The Charlotte Observer (Sunday) - - Opinion -

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

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