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Evanston Plastic Bag Ban Forum Set for June

Alderman discussed the issue this week and are bringing to the public next month.

The Evanston City Council discussed the question of banning or otherwise regulating the use of plastic bags at its meeting this week.

While there was no consensus among the Alderman as to whether Evanston should follow Chicago’s lead on a ban, according to an article in Evanston Now, they decided to bring the question to residents at a public forum.

The forum will be held June 5 at 7 p.m. at the Ecology Center.

To learn more about what the aldermen think of a ban, you can read the Evanston Now article here.

Jim La Rochelle May 23, 2014 at 09:06 AM
During Evanston's City Council deliberations regarding the use of plastic bags by retailers, I believe they should take the matter a step further and have restaurants and food take-out businesses be required to use compostable containers. I recently returned from Portland, OR where plastic bags and styrofoam containers are not allowed. It appears to be making a noticeable difference in reducing litter there.
jim May 23, 2014 at 11:42 AM
Before the City Council makes decision to BAN (no doubt they will). They need to drive down the alleys in the city and look at all the large plastic bags hanging out of dumpsters. THESE ARE FILLING THE LANDFILLS. The plastic BAN needs to include ALL PLASTIC BAGS NO EXCEPTIONS OR SPECIAL TREATMENT.
IllinoisLibertarian May 28, 2014 at 07:43 AM
Time to cut down some trees for more paper bags.

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