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Single-use plastic has been ousted in Fairfax. A newly adopted ordinance requiring food vendors to phase out wasteful plastic by July 1, 2020 demonstrates Fairfax’s commitment to its residents and the earth.

“A ‘throw-away’ culture has led to a proliferation of single-use disposable foodware, packaging and plastics, which has significantly contributed to street litter, ocean pollution, marine and other wildlife harm and greenhouse gas emissions,” Fairfax opined.

Well, good for you, Fairfax Town Council for voting unanimously to get rid of single-use plastic. You’ve joined the exalted ranks of neighboring San Anselmo, which already has a similar ordinance. Let’s get the rest of Marin on board and eliminate the use of polystyrene and polypropylene products and other non-­compostable foodware in our beautiful and progressive County.

Zero

For weeks now, Golden Gate Transit has suspended service on the Donahue hill in Marin City. Riders forced to walk the mile downhill to the Marin City bus hub aren’t too thrilled, but going the mile back up the steep hill is a bummer. And, that’s in good weather. Soon the rainy season will be upon us and these folks are going to get drenched schlepping up and down that hill.

Golden Gate Transit says the suspended service is due to a safety concern. Unofficially, their folks say PG&E informed them it’s a fire hazard when the buses have to back up on the cul-de-sac at the top of the hill.

Why do the buses back up, instead of driving around the cul-de-sac? Because PG&E had their heavy equipment parked there while installing new wiring. Now, they’re finished and gone. Use common sense and restore the bus service on the hill. You’ll enable scores of people to ride public transit instead of heading across the bridge in their cars. PG&E, Golden Gate Transit and Marin County, we’re talking to you.

email: nikki_silverstein@yahoo.com
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