Monday, November 9, 2015

Lawrence Looking at Plastic Bag Restrictions

If three environmental groups get their way Lawrence could become the first city in northeast Kansas to ban plastic bags.  In a recent article in the Lawrence Journal World,
Members of the Sustainability Action Network, the Sierra Wakarusa Group and the Lawrence Environmental Teams United for Sustainability (LETUS) decided it was time to “stop talking and explore some actions,” said Thad Holcombe, a member of the Sierra group.
image from Nation of Change
The city’s Sustainability Advisory Board will meet Wednesday November 11, 2015 to hear the groups proposals. At which time they will decide whether or not to explore the matter further. If they do continue looking at the the issue, it will multiple months before a final decision.
Previous attempts in the state of Kansas has failed.
Prairie Village started studying a possible ban or fine late last year. Earlier attempts to ban plastic bags in Garden City and Roeland Park failed. - Lawrence Journal World

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