Friday, July 31, 2015

No Plastic Bags

Environmental & Science Education
Edward Hessler

Plastic bags
By Trosmisiek (Own work) [Public domain],
via Wikimedia Commons
In the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Minneapolis resident and world traveler, Karen Louise Booth Acharya reports that just before landing in Rwanda, a flight attendant announced: "Plastic bags are not allowed in Rwanda. Please remove any belongings, including duty-free shopping, from their plastic bags and leave the bags on board."


Ms. Acharya's arrival coincided with Umuganda, which combines two meanings. All able-bodied people, from top to bottom are required to participate in the cleaning-up of neighborhood streets and sidewalks.

So what if both were to be replicated in cities around the planet?

Today, an editorial in the Star Tribune, considers the implications of half of this, a plastic bag ban in Minneapolis.

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