If people would merely bring their own shopping bags to the grocery stores, it would save so much in the way of plastic and paper pollution. (Yes, even production of paper puts dangerous carcinogens like dioxin in the air). Even recycling plastic still puts dangerous chemicals out into the environment when the process is done, not to mention the first time it is made. Let's take care of our planet and our children's health. It might be a small thing, but everything contributes.
Most stores even give you a small cash incentive discount if you bring your own bags and that can add up over time. It might be a small amount, but over a year, might add up to enough to take the family out to eat once or twice or some other treat.
Faye Corbett — Franklin, N.C.