Moab bans plastic bags

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MOAB, Utah (News4Utah) Moab City Council voted to ban single-use plastic bags.

The Single Use Plastic Bag Reduction Ordinance passed unanimously at the city council meeting Monday.

The ordinance calls for a warning before any fines are levied, but businesses can be fined up to $250 for a violation.

City officials noted there are exemptions to the ordinance including bags for dry cleaning, prescription drugs, and produce or meat. 

Paper bags would be a viable option for business.

The Kroger Company, which owns Moab’s City Market, announced in August it will be phasing out single-use plastic bags by 2025.

The ordinance will go into effect January 1.

Moab becomes the second Utah city to ban plastic bags. Park City passed a similar ordinance in 2017. 

Watch Moab City Council’s September 10th meeting

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