Thursday, October 1, 2009

ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES: Addressing Plastic Bags

Question/Comment: Please try to develop strategy to discourage plastic bag use or encourage recycling.

City Update 1/26/09: BOA approved ordinance. ISD inspected stores subject to ordinance and found a few out of compliance.

City Update 6/4/08: The Law Depepartment drafted and ordinance concerning plastic bag recycling, and responded to implementation issues. Ordinance will be submitted to BOA on 6/12/08.

City Update 5/12/08: The Office of Sustainability and the Environment (OSE) will discourage plastic bag usage through educational outreach as a FY09 goal. The Board of Aldermen has also been exploring legislative options.

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