Bellingham is one of the latest cities to ban plastic bags for businesses to wrap our purchases in. A lot of people find this highly annoying. One sign in nearby Ferndale says, “Buy local. We still have plastic bags.”
The ban is relevant because I was shopping today with some friends at a store in Bellingham’s Fairhaven district. When we went to check out, the lady behind the counter was having a devil of a time packaging some of my purchases. She said the best way to do it would be to use plastic bags.
“But they won’t let us use our plastic bags anymore,” she lamented.
“So break the law,” I said.