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Minneapolis Considering a Bag Ban

Minneapolis' city council is considering legislation to ban single-use plastic bans, according to The StarTribune speculates that word that a suburban town broached the idea first may have triggered the discussion.

According to the site:

The race to ban them, that is. The news Tuesday that St. Louis Park is considering a ban on plastic bags sounded like a challenge to some on the Minneapolis City Council -- a body known for being somewhat of a statewide leader in new municipal regulations.

"I think there’s several council members interested over here," said Council Member Cam Gordon. "So I’m ready to challenge St. Louis Park to a race.”

Similar sentiments about pursuing a Minneapolis ban were expressed Tuesday morning by council members Alondra Cano and Andrew Johnson on Facebook. Johnson suggested timing it to Earth Day 2016.

Bans on single-use plastic bags have been popping up across the nation. California enacted the first state-wide ban last year, although there are attempts under way to roll back the law.

Of course, Arizona has gone in the other direction. There, the state passed legislation barring any towns from banning bags.

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