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34 million plastic bags handed out in Tucson in 3-month span

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The first report on Tucson's Plastic Bag Ordinance was released this week, and according to a memo released by Ward 2 City Council member, Paul Cunningham, the numbers are "staggering." 

Between April 1, 2013 and June 30, 2013, nearly 34 million plastic bags were given away at stores tracked in Tucson, that is about four bags per second.  The bags tracked are single-use plastic bags.  Participating retailers say enough people brought back used plastic bags, allowing stores to collect 102 tons of plastic, according to Cunningham's October 4th memo.

Tucson's Plastic Bag Ordinance took effect in April of this year. 

To read the ordinance, visit the following link:  http://m.tucsonaz.gov/files/esd/Ordinance_11056.PDFFor a summary of the new report, visit the following link: http://cms3.tucsonaz.gov/es/tucsons-plastic-bag-ordinance 

 

 

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