Did drop in gas revenue
spur reusable bag bans?
Re: “COVID-19 plastic bag revival relies on industry spin” (Opinion section, May 5):
When Alameda County banned reusable bags in grocery stores, my first thought was: Plastic! The plastic industry must be behind this.
As Ivy Schlegel of Greenpeace USA pointed out in her article, the plastic industry cynically exploited people’s fears and uncertainty during the COVID-19 crisis to push single-use plastic bags as “safe.”
How are reusable bags not safe? There have been exactly zero documented cases of COVID-19 via someone touching a reusable grocery bag.
Why couldn’t shoppers just pack their own groceries so the grocery checker wouldn’t have to even touch them if their welfare is the concern?
The fossil fuel industry is suffering from less use of gasoline so profits have to be found somewhere.
My advice: Just load your groceries into your cart, then pack into bags in your car. One problem solved.