PUBLIC HEARING: BRING YOUR OWN BAG ORDINANCE — MARCH 21st @ 1:30

PUBLIC HEARING ON THE “BRING YOUR OWN BAG” ORDINANCE
Monday, March 21 | 1:30 pm | Room 317 of City Hall (350 South 5th Street)

“Bring your Own Bag Ordinance Public Hearing March 21: The City of Minneapolis is considering a ban of plastic bags.  The ordinance change is beign sponsored by City Council Member Cam Gordon and Council Member Abi Warsame and will encourage customers to bring their own bags when shopping.

The ban will be targeted on single-use plastic bags and there will be a proposed fee of $.05 on paper bags.  There are some exceptions – reusable plastic bags over 4mil in thickness, produce bags without handles, dry-cleaner, newspaper and door-hanger bags, pet waste bags, and bags without handles used to safeguard public health and safety during transportation of prepared take-out foods and liquids.  More information, when available, can be found here.”  – Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling

OVERVIEW FROM THE PROPOSAL’S AUTHORS