Logan becomes third Utah city to ban single-use plastic bags

Single-use plastic bag. Photo: Flickr/bagvelkr0

LOGAN, Utah, Nov. 5, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Logan is now the third Utah city to ban single-use plastic bags.

The ban takes effect on April 22, 2020, which is Earth Day.

The ordinance passed Tuesday by the Logan Municipal Council includes an option for merchants to either provide customers with single-use plastic bags at a cost of 10 cents each, or to stop providing the bags. The ordinance also requires businesses that do not participate to be charged a special handling fee of $17.50 per ton of waste.

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According to Issa Hamud, the city’s environmental director, about 60% to 70% of the plastic waste in Cache County comes from Logan.

Other Utah cities banning single-use plastic bags are Park City and Moab.

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