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Minneapolis City Council Approves Five-Cent Fee on Plastic and Paper Bags

Across Minneapolis and in downtown, people shop and carry plastic and paper bags. Stores will still have them but at the beginning of the year, customers will pay 5 cents to use them. “I think we really have to be conscious about the environment and this is a really good ordinance,” Maria Mitchell said.


The city council passed the new ordinance Friday morning. It took the step in an effort to reduce waste and litter, protect resources and to encourage shoppers to bring their own bag. “I’m all for that,” Jake Gardener said.


I’ll do what I do now which is use recyclable bags whenever I remember, kind of get mad at myself whenever I don’t,” Matt Grace said.


People can report businesses that don’t comply, but there will be a 6 month grace period before a retailer is fined. Some think it will take time, but believe bringing a recyclable bag will eventually become the norm.

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