DENVER (CBS4)– Shoppers in Denver may soon pay 10 cents for plastic or paper bags at retail stores. The Denver City Council unanimously passed the first proposed ordinance Tuesday night.
People in Denver use up to 250 million bags per year and only up to 5% are recycled. The rest end up in the waste system.READ MORE: 50% Of Coloradans Fully Vaccinated Against COVID, Hospitalizations Reach Lowest Level Since October
If passed, shoppers will have to pay 10 cents for most paper and plastic bags in stores.READ MORE: Audit Finds Colorado Program To Flag Opioid Abuse Is Failing, Dozens of Doctors Running 'Pill Mills'
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