EVANSTON (CBS) — Paper, plastic … or neither?
The City of Evanston has a public hearing a 7 p.m. tonight on a proposal to ban disposable shopping bags – plastic or paper.READ MORE: Investigators Raid Three Locations Of Parlor Pizza Restaurant
Newsradio 780’s Steve Miller reports that, if the proposal eventually passes, Evanston would become the first town in Illinois to ban disposable bags.
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The Central Street Business Association of Evanston says it’s all for the greening of the city, but it opposes the ban, saying it’s “just not a way for a city to support the business climate.”
And, the association says, “Who polices it? Can it be realistically policed at all?”
First the idea in the Evanston City Council was a five-cent tax on disposable bags.MORE NEWS: Studios And Offices Of WTTW-11, WFMT Radio Evacuated After Telephone Threat
Now that’s evolved into a proposed outright ban.