Madison, WI Studying Plastic Bag Ban

Madison, WI Studying Plastic Bag Ban

Madison, Wisconsin, August 25, 2013 (PBBR) - The city of Madison, Wisconsin could have plastic bag regulations in their future.

Just over one month ago on July 16th, the city's Common Council passed a resolution authorizing City Staff to prepare a report on the feasibility of banning plastic shopping bags. The resolution was referred to the Solid Waste Advisory Committee. It was also referred to the Sustainable Madison Committee and to the Committee on the Environment.

The resolution has a good chance of becoming an ordinance: the City's Common Council has 20 members and eleven of those members were sponsors of the resolution.

Madison, a city of 240,000 people, is the state capitol of Wisconsin.


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