Letter: Plastic bag ban in Falmouth is a 'no-brainer'

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In reaction to reading the Falmouth bag ban article (“Public to be heard before Falmouth drafts bag ban,” Aug. 25) and the decision by the Town Council that more pubic input is needed, please let me say this: What is there to decide?

If our town, state, country and planet can take simple measures like banning plastic shopping bags, then it should move quickly to do so. In Europe, shoppers have been taking their own shopping bags and baskets for their grocery purchases for decades. If they forget, then they are charged for these bags; therefore, they make sure not to forget. I really don’t think we need to waste time gathering public input about something as important to our planet as this. It’s a no-brainer.

Alison Hayward