Editorial, PETALUMA ARGUS-COURIER
“Paper or plastic?” It’s a question we hear from clerks just about anytime we go shopping. But before long, that question should change to “Did you bring a reusable bag?”
Based on indisputable evidence showing that the proliferation of single-use plastic bags is doing substantial harm to the environment, city and county officials are finally poised to approve a countywide ban on carryout plastic bags at grocers and retailers.
It’s been several years since the county first began to explore enacting such a ban, so it’s high time for action on the proposal.