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Utah city tables vote on plastic bag ban for 6 months

March 20, 2019

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — The vote on a plastic bag ban in a northern Utah city has been tabled for six months to allow officials to develop a plastic waste reduction program for the entire county.

The Herald Journal reports Logan Municipal Council members on Tuesday voted on the motion 4 to 1, with the original sponsor of the ban, Herm Olsen, voting against tabling it.

Although Olsen did not support the motion, he says he prefers the option of tabling it to having the ban be defeated.

Cache County Executive Craig Buttars says a unique factor in the county is that its many smaller communities come together to compromise. He says he thinks more will be accomplished if there is intermunicipality cooperation on reducing plastic.

The Solid Waste Advisory Board will continue to develop the plastic reduction plan.

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Information from: The Herald Journal, http://www.hjnews.com