Belfast Telegraph

Monday 29 December 2014

Bag tax is just shifting plastic landfill issue

THE new charge for supermarket bags is certainly a good start, but it is simply shifting the problem.

Like many people, I always re-used my bags as bin-liners. I will now need to purchase replacement products in supermarkets.

I have no problem doing this, but unless these bags are biodegradable ones, we will not be reducing plastic in landfill.

Finally, how can we stop people from dropping their chewing gum on the ground, which then costs the council (and us) even more money to clean up the pavements?

It is sad we no longer have pride in our beautiful city – in spite of all the aesthetic improvements.

JOAN E PARKER

Belfast

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