RICHARD GREEN, San Clemente
Today’s (letter) writer was mistaken about why rePlanet closed its operations. According to the president of rePlanet, David Lawrence, the company stopped operating because of falling prices of aluminum and PET plastics. As you pointed out, this price weakness is several years old. It is largely because of China changing its purchasing policies of U.S. recyclables. As much as the writer would like to lay this at the feet of California’s “one party rule,” he can’t. What could help is if the writer and others support legislation that would require our single-use materials to be reusable, fully recyclable or compostable by 2030. There is at least one political party in California that thinks this is a good idea and has a bill under consideration in our Senate. That party’s candidates certainly deserve our support on this issue.