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Boulder Considering 20-Cent Disposable Paper And Plastic Grocery Bag Fee

Soon, Boulder shoppers may have to pay 20-cents per bag if they opt to use disposable paper or plastic grocery bags. Boulder is considering a 20-cent per bag fee in grocery and convenience stores in an effort to promote environmentally friendly reusable grocery bags, according to the Boulder Daily Camera.

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"The goal of this fee is to eventually have very little money come in," said Jamie Harkins, Boulder business sustainability specialist. "Our goal is to get as close to no bag use as possible as soon as possible."

The city plans to distribute free, reusable shopping bags as part of an education campaign associated with the fee, Harkins said.

[ Boulder Daily Camera ]

The Boulder City Council is expected to vote on the bag ordinance on October 16 and if passed, the ordinance would apply to all grocery and convenience store bags.  It would go into effect in July 2013.

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