KS lawmakers discuss bill preventing cities from banning single-use plastic bags

Published: Feb. 21, 2020 at 9:40 AM CST
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Kansas lawmakers are considering a bill that in part, would ban cities from banning single-use plastic bags.

Wichita, Salina, and Lawrence are among the cities looking to evaluate a ban on plastic bags like the ones commonly used at the grocery store.

Many advocating for the plastic-bag ban cite environmental concerns.

Supporters argue plastic bags make up less than one percent of trash in landfills and are easily recyclable.

The bill discussed Thursday also calls for preventing cities from banning plastic straws and takeout containers.

The state chamber of commerce also says they fear a ban could turn into another way to tax consumers.

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