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BYOB: Bring Your Own Bag Ordinance Is Moving...FINALLY

By Joe Moreno

Last year, I wrote this in a blog about why plastic bags should be banned in Chicago:

The average person uses 500 single-use disposable plastic bags a year, an average of 1.37 bags per day. This translates to 73,980 plastic bags being used in each of our 50 wards, every day, or 3.7 million plastic bags being used city-wide, every day.

Despite what the proponents of the status-quo would like you to believe, these bags are not “free.” Retailers purchase them for roughly two cents each and pass that cost onto customers. If each bag costs 2 cents and 3.7 …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green