LETTER: Single-use plastic ban a media ploy

To the editor:

With all the talk lately about single-use plastics and the negative impact they have on the environment with the solution being to ban such items, I can’t help wonder if the solution to ban such items is based on fact or just an attempt by politicians to get a good sound bite on the evening news.

Let’s look at the facts.

Next time you go to the hospital, just look around at the patients and what is hanging above their beds dripping medicine into the patients — IV bags and the accompanying plastic tubes.

Single-use plastics. Is there an alternative to that?

How about driving out in the country in the fall when the round bales of hay are out in the field all wrapped up in what? Plastic. Single-use plastic.

The list goes on and on.

These are two examples of what the politicians don’t want to address.

Single-use plastics are good for the media to play up and the politicians to use as an election platform, but really folks?

It is just politicians trying to impress us by blowing smoke out of their tail pipe like a ‘56 Rambler.

All a big show with no substance.

Helmut Herrmann

Vernon

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Vernon Vipers’ Trey Taylor wins with Team West at CJHL Top Prospects game

17-year-old defenseman also makes NHL Central Scouting list of top prospects

Vernon watercolour artist returning to spotlight

Patricia Neil Lawton is holding her first art show in 5 years at Nadine’s Fine Art and Frames, Feb. 8

Cows, cars and more: Coldstream secondary students show off capstone projects

Kalamalka Secondary seniors displayed Career Life Connections capstone projects Jan. 15

Low-level meth dealer gets 6 months jail time in Vernon

BC Supreme Court Justice’s sentence concludes case related to June 2017 offence

Vernon perfect getaway for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, mayor says

Family-oriented community also home to Royal interests; film and helicopter industries

‘Like an ATM’: World’s first biometric opioid-dispensing machine launches in B.C.

First-of-its-kind dispensing machine unveiled in the Downtown Eastside with hopes of curbing overdose deaths

Motorists should expect Highway 1 delays east of Golden

Drive BC is reporting a vehicle incident 10 km east of Golden.

Canucks extend home win streak to 8 with 4-1 triumph over Sharks

Victory lifts Vancouver into top spot in NHL’s Pacific Division

BC Green Party leader visits northern B.C. pipeline protest site

Adam Olsen calls for better relationship between Canada, British Columbia and First Nations

Priest Camp near Summerland was created in 1845

Agreement formed between Grand Chief Nicola (1793-1859) and Father Giovanni Nobili (1812-1856)

‘Extensive’ work planned at Big Bar landslide ahead of salmon, steelhead migration

Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan visited the site of the slide from June

B.C. society calls out conservation officer after dropping off bear cub covered in ice

Ice can be seen in video matted into emaciated bear cub’s fur

Royal deal clears way for Harry, Meghan part-time Canada move: experts

Keith Roy of the Monarchist League of Canada said the deal is exactly what Harry and Meghan asked for

Most Read