The tax was proposed during the April 25 city council meeting.
Choosing plastic at the check-out line could potentially cost Evanston residents an extra five cents if a bag tax ordinance passes. The proposal was introduced Monday night by Alderman Coleen Burrus (9th Ward). The ordinance would add a five cent tax per each single-use plastic bag and penalize stores that don't comply with the rule. Alderman Ann Rainey (8th Ward) asked Burrus if she would consider a ban on plastic bags instead of a tax, and Burris said she would, according to the Evanston Roundtable.