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: Woman Killed, 12-Year-Old And Infant In Critical Condition After Hit-And-Run Crash
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: Fifth Person Dies After Mass Shooting At House In Englewood
Now that’s evolved into a proposed outright ban.