Fort Collins Enacts Disposable Bag Fee

Fort Collins Enacts Disposable Bag Fee

Fort Collins, Colorado, Aug. 20, 2014 (PBBR) – The Fort Collins City Council on Tuesday night approved a disposable bag ordinance that requires retailers across the community to charge customers a minimum 5-cent fee on single-use plastic and paper bags. As part of the efforts to contribute to the community‚Äôs goals for waste reduction and […]

Gunnison Valley, CO Explores Plastic Bag Ban

Gunnison Valley, CO Explores Plastic Bag Ban

Crested Butte, Colorado, March 12, 2014 (PBBR) – The Gunnison Valley area of Colorado, involving three towns in the Rocky Mountains, is exploring the possibility of a single-use plastic bag reduction ordinance. “Our plans are to draft an ordinance which would be adopted by each town”, stated Kristen Van Hoesen, Executive Director of Office for […]

Boulder, CO Bag Fee Gets Results

Boulder, CO Bag Fee Gets Results

Boulder, Colorado, March 10, 2014 (PBBR) – On July 1st of last year, the City of Boulder, Colorado enacted a charge of ten cents for each disposable bag that a customer requested at checkout. The charge applies to both plastic bags or paper bags and is in effect only at “food stores”. Today, Jamie Harkins, […]

Durango, CO Passes Unique Disposable Bag Policy

Durango, CO Passes Unique Disposable Bag Policy

Durango, CO, Aug. 6, 2013 (PBBR) – Durango, Colorado, a town of just under 17,000 people, just passed the most unique bag regulations of any municipality or governing agency. After two years of studying the issue and many meetings of the City Council who wrangled with the pros and cons, the Disposable Checkout Bag Policy […]

Aspen’s Paper Bag Fee Challenged by Lawsuit

Aspen’s Paper Bag Fee Challenged by Lawsuit

Aspen, CO, August 24, 2013 (PBBR) – The City of Aspen, Colorado is a ski resort located in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. On Tuesday, October 11, 2011, the City Council of Aspen, Colorado passed an ordinance to regulate disposable bags. The ordinance banned plastic bags from being handed out by retail grocery stores and placed […]

Denver Council Committee Passes Disposable Bag Fee

Denver Council Committee Passes Disposable Bag Fee

Denver, CO, Aug. 20, 2013 (PBBR) – A proposed Disposable Bag Fee bill in the city of Denver has passed its first hurdle. A committee of the Denver City Council, the Health, Safety, Education & Services Committee (HSES), discussed the proposed plastic and paper bag fee ordinance and held a public hearing on the matter. […]

Breckenridge Passes Disposable Bag Fee

Breckenridge Passes Disposable Bag Fee

Promote Reusable Bags Breckenridge, CO July 25, 2013 (PBBR) – The Town of Breckenridge passed the Disposable Bag Fee on April 9th of this year. The ordinance takes effect on October 1, 2013. Mark Truckey, Assistant Director of Community Development for the town of Breckenridge, took time to meet with me in his office and […]

Breckenridge, CO Pursues Fee on Disposable Bags

Breckenridge, CO Pursues Fee on Disposable Bags

Breckenridge, Colorado. March 31, 2013 – The ski resort town of Breckenridge, located 9600 feet above sea level in Summit County, Colorado, USA is considering implementing a fee on disposable bags, paper and plastic. The Breckenridge Town Council is proposing an ordinance that would require all retailers, not just food stores, to charge a fee […]

Aspen, Colorado Bans Plastic Bags

Aspen, Colorado Bans Plastic Bags

The City of Aspen, Colorado, USA has banned plastic bags and placed a fee on paper bags. After three years of studying and debating the issue of regulating plastic bags, Aspen’s City Council finally took action at its regular meeting Tuesday, October 11. City Council members approved an ordinance regulating single-use bags by passing the […]

Aspen, Colorado, USA To Regulate Single-Use Checkout Bags

Aspen, Colorado, USA To Regulate Single-Use Checkout Bags

The city is named from the aspen trees which proliferate the area. Photo credit: Doug Dolde[/learn_more] For almost three years now, the City Council of Aspen, Colorado, USA has been considering, studying, and discussing a possible plastic bag ban for the city. It started in 2008 with CORE (Community Office for Resource Efficiency) completing a […]