You must be kidding, right? No? Good Lord protect us all.
There are better ways to go green
Regarding the “Catching up on green concerns,” in the Mailbag on the Community Forum page of the Glendale News-Press on Thursday, charging people for plastic bags is not realistic.
I personally do not see many on the streets, and I, along with others I know who walk, pick them up, take them home and deposit them in the trash bins, which we pay the city to collect.
I also use the ones I get at stores to put my garbage in, and lining waste-paper baskets. When they are full, I tie the bags, put them in the trash bin to be collected by the city.
What about plastic bags that are sold in rolls for trash, shredding machines, etc. Aren’t these also going to be in the landfills for as long?
It might be better to go back to paper bags that are made from recycled paper, which we also put in the city recycling bins, and the stores purchase these to put groceries and other purchases in. At least the paper can be recycled again and again and again.
Also, these new light bulbs that are being touted as saving electricity are hard on people’s eyes and very inconvenient to dispose of, and of course, if broken, the hazardous-materials teams are supposed to be called to dispose at the user’s cost, which is prohibitive.
The Department of Water and Power should check snopes.com to see just how high charges would be to clean up any bulbs that would be broken.
Also, Brian Williams of Channel 4 had a segment on the high cost of cleaning up any of the new “long-lasting bulbs” several months ago. I do believe there is another type of light that is also inexpensive to use and is long-lasting, bright and is not as dangerous.