To The Editor:
I have read several opinions about the 5-cent charge for plastic bags. It is now beach season and most people use plastic bags to go to the beach. When leaving Rockaway Beach, I have seen the lifeguards leave their garbage on the sand. Parks need to have posters showing what will happen to the ocean if garbage bags keep going in the ocean. They should have people give tickets out when they see people leaving the beach and not cleaning up after themselves. So next time they will remember to clean up. It is not fair to others that feel the need to clean up after others. We need education for the public.
I am against the bag fee, I recycle my bags by using them to clean up after my dog or use for garbage. Stop and Shop makes their bags so thin that you have to use two bags to carry eggs home. What is going to happen when this law goes in effect, people will not be picking up after their pets. This will create a quality of life issue.