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Hello! Read this letter to the Examiner

Last week the give-away tabloid Examiner printed a letter to the editor of interest for its lucidity. The title the sub-editor put on the letter was “Plastic Bags Litter Streets”. Before further comment, here is the letter:
“”The Examiner’s daily front page announcement, “This paper is printed on soy ink on recycled paper” is hard to reconcile with the irony of plastic bags that our scouring our landscape because of you.

Why must you enclose every newspaper in plastic bag, rain or shine? Detriment  from your plastic bags could far exceed the benefits from your ink and paper.

Adding insult to injury, home newspaper of your newspaper is unsolicited. I understand this “circulation” helps you sell advertising but let’s be honest about the environmental impact of so many unwanted ( and in many cases unwelcome) newspapers in addition to the ramifications of all that nonrecycable plastic.
Richard Leeds
San Francisco
Ahem. The point of the letter wasn’t that plastic bags liter streets. It was about the Examiner’s uninvited albeit littering presence.

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