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Instead of Banning Single Use Plastic Bags ,Lets just Stop Using Them

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the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, banning single use plastic bags is the latest cause celeb , but does it really impact the environment ? Many residents in the Village seem to support the ban often citing the curtailment of trash .

The Ridgewood blog has often criticized the garbage buildup in local parks, but feels very uncomfortable with government imposed bans, like the cigarette ban ,that has been used to justify banning every thing from soda to straws. Blanket bans seldom are effective and often lead to unforeseen consequences . Do you really want your fresh salmon wrapped in newspaper ? Or like the banning of Styrofoam ,leads to more use of the far worse coated paper.

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Reader says You would think that simply cleaning Van Neste park would be a step in the right direction

Van Neste Square Ridgewood

Was walking around VN a couple weeks ago, and by that bench at the SE corner of the park there were no less than three empty fifths of Majorska, empty cigarette packs, and a couple broken beer bottles. Whoever made that mess had plenty of time to do it. No cops to roust them, and nobody to clean up after.

You would think that simply cleaning the park would be a step in the right direction, but instead we have $ to enrich some contractor by pulling all the bricks and pouring concrete.

But by all means, blame the teachers for your high taxes.