Last year Fort Collins said “no” to charging a fee for using plastic and paper bags. Now the city council is considering the idea once again.
Boulder officials say the use of plastic and paper bags has fallen 68 percent in the six months since the city enacted a 10-cent fee on disposable grocery bags.
After several hours of discussion and public comments, the Denver City Council decided to postpone their vote on a proposal to charge fees for plastic bags.
Denver’s mayor is opposed to a proposed bag fee in Denver for plastic and paper shopping bags.
The Denver City Council is one step closer to mandating a 5 cent fee for plastic or paper bags at grocery and convenience stores.
Customers would be charged a plastic bag fee of five cents if the Denver City Council approves a proposal designed to help the environment and cut down on waste.
Another Colorado town is looking into charging a fee for paper or plastic bags, but this time it’s reaching beyond the grocery stores and wants to include every single business.
Fort Collins has bagged a proposal to impose a fee on disposable shopping bags.
There’s only one grocery store in the town of Carbondale that now has to abide by a ban on plastic shopping bags, and now it’s got a problem on its hands.
Aspen, Basalt, Carbondale, and Telluride have all either banned plastic bags or are charging fees for them. Boulder is getting ready to take a final vote on their bag fee on Thursday.