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Letter: Put an end to plastic use instead of encouraging it


It cannot be happy news for the environment that there are plans to turn the former Titus Generating Station into a plastic recycling facility (“Generating interest,” Reading Eagle, Sept. 5). Plastic in any form is not the world’s friend.

We all use plastic products from the bags to carry groceries (many municipalities are making plastic bag replacement a law) to other containers used briefly and tossed away carelessly, and larger things, too. Plastic products find their way into our water systems. Huge deposits of plastics have been found in the carcasses of fish and fowl, ingested and ultimately the cause of the creatures’ deaths.

We need to oppose the use and further production of plastics. Supporting and further drawing upon the natural resources of wind, sun and water are the means we have to restore and repair our damaged world.

Nancy J. Knoblauch
Exeter Township

Source: Berkshire mont

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