When it comes to environmental concerns, Cambridge City Councilor Dennis Carlone’s latest plan is in the bag.
With an eye already on polystyrene prohibition, Cambridge officials have shifted their attention toward a ban on thin, plastic checkout bags at supermarkets and shops.
Carlone doesn’t want to stop there. He wants customers to pay a fee if they opt for recyclable paper products when purchasing items at grocery stores and retail establishments.
“It’s really the time for finally dealing with these issues,” Carlone said. “Plastic bags don’t decompose . . . they are toxic.”