LETTER-Use credible writers, please
The essay that tries to make the point that using plastic bags is fine for the environment (and slamming Whole Foods Market for its responsible decision to ban their use for bagging groceries) is full of assumptions and poor reasoning ["Plastic ban: Mayor's short-sighted plan to 'bag it,'" August 14].
It opposes the use of cloth bags by saying they are not environmentally effective unless used more than once! Isn't that the point? Those of us who tote our totes to the market do so because it's good for the environment while it cuts down on the manufacture, distribution, and use of more plastic and paper.
One cannot expect an unbiased article from the Reason Foundation (the author is a policy analyst there), which sees everything in the light of libertarianism. I'd prefer the Hook use journalists who present just the facts, please.