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