Ban plastic bags in Boston

By Eleanor Pelletier, Penelope Duff-Wender, Dorchester

To the Editor:

We think that single use plastic bags should be banned in Boston. We think this because turtles and other marine animals are choking and starving to death because of plastic bags.

They are choking because bags end up in the ocean. They are also all over the city and make it look unappealing to citizens and tourists. Other places such as China, France, Kenya and Rwanda have banned plastic bags.

This shows that Boston and Massachusetts can take part in the act to help better our environment and world.

Overall, we think that banning plastic bags will help our city thrive.