Duluth, MN, city council excludes paper from proposed bag-fee ordinance

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Duluth, MN, city council excludes paper from proposed bag-fee ordinance

November 03, 2019 - 23:14
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DULUTH, MN, Nov. 3, 2019 (Duluth News Tribune) -A proposed ordinance that would require retailers in Duluth to charge customers a nickel for every single-use bag they dispense will now apply only to plastic bags.

The Duluth City Council voted 7-1 Monday night, with 5th District Councilor Jay Fosle absent, to amend the ordinance originally proposed by 3rd District Councilor Em Westerlund.

Westerlund cast the sole vote against the amendment, saying: "As the lead sponsor of this ordinance, it was an intentional decision to bring forward and include paper and plastic as single-use bags because of the differing climate impacts that they have."

Duluth News Tribune - Duluth City Council excludes paper from bag-fee ordinance

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