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Letter to the Editor: Plastic bags are hurting the local environment
4:36 pm CDT July 18, 2016

I am writing to encourage people in our community to join Citizens Against Ruining the Environment (CARE) to eliminate the use of disposable plastic shopping bags in Will and surrounding counties. A major problem with the plastic bags is that only a small percent of them are recycled, although collection bins are available for plastic bag recycling at some major grocery stores. Therefore, our landfills are filled with plastic bags and other plastic items that are not recycled.