A Letter to the Head of a Local Supermarket
April 16, 2014
Dear Sir / Madam,
I am writing to you to make a suggestion that the supermarket stop offering free plastic bags to customers.
My main concern is the white pollution caused by grocery bags, as plastic is non-degradable. Every day, countless bags have been distributed to shoppers for free, which amounts to considerable annual consumption. Though it is hard to say goodbye to plastic bags once and for all, as there is hardly cheap recyclable material to substitute them, we can at least decrease the quantity and frequency of their use. I think it may help if people are asked to pay for the disposable bags in supermarkets, and they will possibly bring their own shopping bags.
Besides, I think the supermarket can encourage consumers to use grocery bags made of cloth, which are also convenient but more environmental-friendly. It is my sincere hope that we can check the white pollution in this way. To be sure, Id fully understand it if my suggestion cant be adopted. Im looking forward to your reply.