As I sit here at my plastic keyboard and look at my plastic monitor, which are fueled by electricity that itself is fueled by fossil fuel, I am compelled to respond to “The bag wars” (Ideas, Nov. 25).
I commend the well-intentioned members of Brookline Town Meeting in their effort to address one small contribution to the world’s part in altering the fate of our planet. However, I ask all of those members of town meeting to examine whether they contribute in their own way to global warming through their own activities.
How do they heat their homes? How do they get to work? How do they communicate — by smartphone and computer? I suggest that they look around their homes to see how they depend on plastic, electricity, and any other form of energy.