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We all know plastic bags must go. Eight states have enacted bans on single use plastic bags: California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Maine, New York, Oregon and Vermont. 350+ cities in the USA have banned them (Forbes). Kudos for Bexley – and Cuyahoga County! Cincinnati may ban by 2021.
Imagine Mayor Ginther and the Columbus City Council enacting similar legislation in Columbus. That would be real leadership, fearlessly acting in the public interest, despite pushback from Big Grocery chain stores.
What do YOU think? Is it time to act? I know Kroger has promised a phase out by 2025. Why wait? Our state legislators seem afraid of local communities taking action. Should we double down on our “Home Rule” rights?