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Omaha City Council to consider ban on plastic grocery bags

April 11, 2019 GMT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Omaha City Council is set to consider an ordinance that would ban single-use plastic bags from grocery stores.

Television station KETV reports that City Council members Pete Festersen and Ben Gray introduced the ban.

Festersen says the ordinance would ban plastic bags in food sales establishments — mainly grocery stores. He says it would not initially apply to convenience stores, gas stations or dry cleaners, or discount retailers like Walmart and Target. It also would not ban plastic produce bags.

Festersen says the ordinance should appear on the City Council agenda next week, along with a proposed waste collection contract.

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Information from: Omaha World-Herald, http://www.omaha.com