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Reader: It's time for a plastics ban

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I grew up here, camping, hiking, sitting by campfires, watching the river flow with friends and family. I still look forward to times I can escape to mountains and reconnect with nature. So it infuriates me to see our waterways polluted with useless plastics.

It's estimated Americans throw away 70 million foam cups every day, and about one-third of this waste ends up in our waterways. Polystyrene, like foam cups and takeout containers, never biodegrades and is impossible to recycle, so it just poisons and kills our wildlife. Over 200 municipalities have taken steps to ban polystyrene; it's time Colorado answers the call.

Let's protect our beautiful landscapes.

— Daniel Kay

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