Ban all plastic bags

I would like to suggest that all supermarkets voluntarily stop using plastic grocery bags.

Plastic bags are not biodegradable and therefore they will remain in garbage dumps for ever.

In addition, they are often found on the roads and in the seas around Cayman. The use of paper bags should be encouraged and each supermarket could offer customers cloth reusable grocery bags to encourage their use.

Paper bags are biodegradable and are made from a renewable resource.

The Cayman government is encouraged to consider laws that would prohibit the use of plastic grocery bags; if passed Cayman would join a growing list of countries and communities that do not allow the use of plastic bags. I believe that Ireland and Australia already ban their use and Great Britain is considering such a ban.

The government needs to consider ways to reduce the accumulation of garbage, including recycling efforts.

All plastic products are made from oil and our dependence on oil needs to be reduced.

George Dalsheimer