Group wants plastic bags ban
A group of Saratoga Springs-area residents are circulating a petition urging the City Council to ban disposable plastic bags in stores and markets in the city.
Nearly 400 people have signed the petition at SignOn.org in less than a week, said organizer Alex Chaucer.
Chaucer, a technology instructor at Skidmore College, said Monday that entire countries have banned or taxed the use of the common plastic bag like the ones used at supermarkets.
“We are just talking about the basic plastic supermarket bags,” Chaucer said. He said produce bags and heavier, larger plastic bags would not be part of the proposed bag ban.
This isn't the first time a petition on SignOn.org has made noise. Before a gun show in the city, proponents and critics took to SignOn to voice their opinions.
“Say no to disposable consumer culture. I support the effort to reduce plastic bag usage and waste in Saratoga Springs, NY,” says the SignOn.org petition.
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