First it was Boulder, and now Denver might add a grocery bag fee. Tonight, the Denver City Council will vote on a 5-cent grocery bag fee.
According to an article from the Denver Post, it appears that the bag fee proposal will pass Monday night.
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In Denver, the council is expected to approve the fee that would start in April, directing grocery and convenience stores to charge 5 cents for every bag, paper or plastic, given to a customer. The idea is to entice people to stop using the thin plastic bags and rely on reusable bags instead.
Revenue from the fee would be split, with the city getting 3 cents and the store 2 cents. The city expects to generate $1.7 million the first year, which will be directed at outreach, environmental cleanup and buying reusable bags to give away.
If you were voting, would you vote in favor of the proposal or against it?