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Letter: Ban on plastic bags could hurt trees

A person picks up a plastic bag on

A person picks up a plastic bag on June 30, 2014 in a supermarket in Paris. Credit: AFP/Getty Images / Fred Dufour

The ban on some plastic bags proposed by Suffolk County Legis. William Spencer (D-Centerport), and a related 10-cent fee on paper bags, would add yet another financial strain for residents and business owners [“Battle over bag ban,” News, June 2]. Spencer claims the legislation would help the environment; yet, it could cause more trees to be cut down to make paper bags. That’s not environmentally friendly.

Glenn Montes, West Islip