Links of the Day:
– Every spring, I’m reminded how much nicer Rochester would look without plastic bags. They’re in the trees, on highway medians, and on sidewalks.
Plastic bags are gross. They’re bad for the environment and they litter the landscape. They clog sewers and hurt animals. Few people recycle them.
Cities across the country, even conservative ones, are banning plastic bags. Others are taxing the bags, a strategy shown to dramatically reduce consumption. Senator Jim Alesi’s proposal to phase out plastic bags statewide never went anywhere. But there’s nothing stopping cities from taking up the issue.
Wegmans’ reusable bag campaign has been a huge success. The days of paper or plastic are long over. Would we really miss plastic bags?
If you need plastic bags to line the garbage bin or pick up dog poop, I have no sympathy. Buy the bags yourself and stop making the rest of pay.
I’d like to walk outside on a windy day and see a landscape free of floating debris.
– Target is remodeling its Rochester-area stores to include space for fresh produce and more grocery items.
– Every office has a “Syracuse guy.” A Boston Globe columnist pens a love letter to Jim Boeheim.
– Check out these photos from the early 1950s of the War Memorial site being cleared for construction: