CHICAGO (CBS) — Aldermen agree something must be done to limit the number of plastic retail store bags clogging landfills, but they still haven’t decided what, exactly, to do about the problem.
WBBM Newsradio Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports Ald. Proco Joe Moreno (1st) testified at a Health and Environmental Protection Committee meeting that a proposed ban on plastic bags at Chicago stores is the best idea for protecting the environment.
The measure would prohibit any retailer in the city from providing plastic bags to customers to carry out their purchases. They instead would be required to sell or give out reusable bags to customers.