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Discussion: Plastic Bags

Plastic bags have become a staple in modern retail, being used in many commercial businesses. It is estimated that more than 1 trillion plastic bags are used every year around the world, most of which are thrown away. Several cities around the country have banned plastic bags. Should the City of Edina follow suit?

NOTE: The City is not proposing any changes to local law at this time. By using this online discussion, feedback on topics will be compiled and given to the City Council as information only.

Topics

Topic: Ban the bag?

Should the City of Edina ban the use of plastic bags? Why or why not?

11 Responses

As an alternative to banning plastic bags, should the City discourage the use of single-use plastic bags by imposing a per bag fee or tax? Why or why not?

6 Responses
Topic: Education

How can the City better educate shoppers and retailers about plastic bag use, and encourate the use of reusable bags?

5 Responses