I can go out each morning and collect a large bag of trash from the street in front of my house. This trash is tossed from cars and dropped by passers-by just about every day, and it is disheartening. Plastic and paper bags are not the culprit here. If we choose to focus on those items, removing them from our lives, then we should also be focusing on plastic bottles and fast food containers, too. These, along with beer cans and broken glass from liquor bottles, represent the majority of what I pick up along our front street in North Baltimore. Not plastic bags.