Will the Plastic bags that Stores use… GO AWAY?
Chicago alderman want to put a measure banning distribution of plastic bags to customers at retail business back before the City Council.
Those thin little plastic bags that grocery stores give us, and we usually have to double them, may go away. You see them everywhere…blowing down the streets…stuck in trees…they clog sewers…they are a nuisance and hardly anyone I knows recycles them!
Ald. Proco “Joe” Moreno (1st), sponsor of the proposed ordinance to ban plastic bags distributed to customers at stores, was one of several aldermen that said it was time to end the debate.
“Our environment has waited too long” for a ban on the bags that litter streets, clog sewer drains and end up in landfills,” Moreno said. “Our neighborhoods have waited too long to get this garbage out.”
The Tribune reported that several environmental activists and high school students spoke in favor of the ban.
The city has had a plastic bag recycling program in place since 2008, a statement on the Illinois Retail Merchants Associations website said.
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