Updated 06/18/13 – 1:26 p.m.
CHICAGO (CBS) — Aldermen heard from environmental groups and local retailers Tuesday, at a hearing Tuesday on a proposed ban on plastic shopping bags.
Chicago would become the biggest city to ban plastic grocery bags if the measure is approved. The City Council Committee on Health & Environmental Protection was holding a hearing on the proposal Tuesday at City Hall.
CBS 2’s Susanna Song reports the proposal by Ald. Proco Joe Moreno (1st) would require all stores in the city to provide customers with reusable bags instead. While those bags could be made of plastic, they would have to be much thicker than traditional plastic grocery bags.