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All one has to do is volunteer to "Adopt A Road" and pick up liter on our roads and highways to see the negative impact that plastic bags have on our environment. My husband and I have been cleaning the roads near our home for 5 years now and the liter is constant. It is sad to clean up from all the plastic that is discarded or carelessly thrown from vehicles. Anyone who lives in this beautiful state of Oregon should be glad we will hopefully ban the use of more plastic! Yes, there's arguments of methane gas in the breakdown of paper bags, but I say lets not be lazy about all this. We can use cloth or recycable bags. What is so hard about that? We can certainly come up with alternative means to lining garbage bags, picking up dog doo or whatever else distresses us from seeing the plastic bags go away. For some people this seems like a trivial matter, but I think its very important because it impacts the quality of our life. I choose to live in a place that is green, clean and not wasteful. I'm hoping Oregonians will be a role model for other citizens to take action where they live and make a small difference in a big way! Thank you Mark Haas.
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