Letter: Teach kids responsibility, not plastic bag scare stories
Feb 27, 2014 | 1385 views | 3 3 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend | print
EDITOR,

I come from a generation that has always believed in recycling before recycling was cool. I believe rather than filling children's minds with the “horrors” of plastic bags, maybe teaching a bit more about taking personal responsibility for themselves would be more helpful.

Perhaps parents and teachers alike should encourage them to come up with constructive ideas such as how to store water when it rains and also do more to prepare them better for taking care of themselves when they are out in the outside world on their own.

I believe, as apparently the mayor also believes, the people of Scotts Valley are mostly people who do take personal responsibility and should not have to pay the price for those who don't.

Scotts Valley, to me, is a beam of sanity in the entire county and I'm proud to be a resident.

Lillian Wasson, Scotts Valley

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hardboiledblue
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March 05, 2014
Theryl, you are the awesome one! Well said.
Theryl McCoy
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March 05, 2014
Why do we need to recycle in the first place? It's because of the horrors of plastic bags.

If people took responsibility then we wouldn't need to pass a bag ordinance.... or a smog test or zoning rules or litter laws etc. Just because you are awesome doesn't mean everyone else is.
hardboiledblue
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March 05, 2014
Ms. Wasson, I am so happy to learn that the people of Scotts Valley are more responsible than most. What do say of the 95% plus plastic bags that never get recycled and if they're lucky find their way to a landfill but, gosh, get blown away by the wind? All those responsible acts of personal ownership blowing in wind. Maybe it's best not to have plastic bags at all since so little of it is reused anyway. btw, you're already paying for plastic bags more than you are aware of.


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