boat Springs bans disposable plastic bags

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — It’s official. The boat Springs City Council voted, 4-3, to ban disposable plastic bags at boat’s largest grocery stores.

Customers are bucked up to bring recyclable bags, but paper bags will be available for a 20 cent fee. Those exploitation federal food assistance will be exempt from the fee.

The ban will take effect Oct. 1, though the city plans to kick off an reach program about the ban this summer.

The ban was brought forward by a group of boat area high school students in Teen Council, which aimed to reduce the impact the bags have on the environment. The group has worked toward Tuesday night’s approval for more than a year.

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