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Letter: Reduce plastic. Take tote bags to the store.

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

“Ban on plastic bags could hurt trees” [Letters, June 8] argued that more trees would be cut down to make paper bags.

Doesn’t anyone think of taking tote bags with them when they shop? Not only are they easier to carry, but they hold much more than a plastic bag and don’t need to be double-bagged.

A few years ago when I was in Florida, a grocery chain credited customers two cents for each tote bag used. Whenever I shopped, I would bring five to eight with me. That would save at least 25 plastic bags.

Marjorie Latz, Valley Stream