Aspen To Consider Fee On Paper, Plastic Bags

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(credit: CBS)

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ASPEN, Colo. (AP) – Aspen officials are considering a 20-cent fee for every plastic or paper bag used by grocery store customers.

The Aspen City Council will discuss the proposed ordinance Monday. The public could get a chance to comment on the proposal on Sept. 12 before officials take a final vote.

The Aspen Times reports that city officials have talked for years about putting a fee on paper and plastic bags to persuade shoppers to bring their own reusable bags to the grocery store. The newspaper reports that Basalt plans to introduce a similar ordinance Tuesday and that Carbondale will consider a proposal next month.

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