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Boycott plastic bags at the big chain store

I think we're all becoming more aware of the damage plastic waste is doing to the environment, especially the oceans. Here's an invitation to take action to help remedy the situation locally. Several loyal customers speaking up could change their policy.

On my last visit to a large all-Ecuador chain supermarket in Cuenca (not Supermaxi), I was dismayed to have to use a separate, sealed plastic bag for every type of fruit and vegetable I bought. Per above, I refuse to use unnecessary plastic bags and I always bring my own reusables.

I recognize the need to prevent theft from the supermarket. However, the needs of the environment are much more important to me. Thus, until this policy is changed, I will buy my fruits and vegetables from the mercados and Supermaxi, where I can bring and reuse my own bags.

Pete: psmeers@gmail.com

City: Cuenca