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Plastic Protest

Photo: Arcadio Esquivel, Costa Rica "Plastic bags choke the world"

Your editorial graphic showing the Earth struggling to escape a plastic bag is spot-on. We need to treat plastic as we do other hazardous wastes. Just because a profit cannot be made by recycling certain plastics is no excuse to add them to a landfill. We don’t dump e-waste, lead, or sewage randomly — why treat plastics any differently?

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