Debate goes on
In response to the
July Debate, “Should
the U.S. ban plastic
YES. I believe that there are many alternatives
to plastic grocery bags, such as reusable bags.
I just bought some reusable organic cotton
produce and grocery bags that have a large
capacity and they are machine washable. I am
excited to do my part in perpetuating a
cleaner, healthier environment. We are far
behind other countries on this and many other
NO. Too often we jump to a conclusion be-
cause it “feels good.” This is a great example.
It’s simple to recycle the plastic bags along
with our other recyclables. However, we do
need to have agreements with the waste com-
panies that they will pick up these bags. We
reuse our plastic bags multiple times and then
YES. For years now I have been shopping with
my own cloth shopping bags. Almost any craft
store sells the bags in several sizes and they’re
washable. I also purchased polar bags to tote
my hot or frozen foods to ensure temperatures
don’t change during the ride home. These bags
are stronger too!
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NO. I love plastic bags. I use them for every-
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Odds and ends
A logo you can live with
Your information on creating a business logo
in the June issue [Create a business logo that
says “You”] was right on target. One impor-
tant application you failed to mention, how-
ever, is embroidery. As a machine embroidery
digitizer I see many corporate logos that are so
complex that it is impossible to convey their
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items makes this article even more relevant.
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