Plastic field is ‘incomprehensible’


To the Editor: 

To Doug Sederholm and the Land Use Planning Committee of the MVC: Let’s pretend for a moment that all the residents of the Island don’t throw away their single-use plastic bags; instead we save them, then throw them into one large “community” pile. As the days and weeks and months go by, the pile of nonbiodegradable, nonrecyclable plastic bags grows and grows. How long do you think it will take, creating such an Island-wide mass, before the pile equals the mass of nonbiodegradable, nonrecyclable material that the proposed playing field at the high school represents?

Not only will it take far, far longer than what you assert for those thin plastic bags to achieve the size and mass of the so-called field, the very idea that we would knowingly place such an anti-environmental product on our land when we can provide a safe, properly maintained, environmentally sound grass field is incomprehensible to me.

Steven Auerbach
Oak Bluffs