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Bexley Council To Vote On Plastic Bag Ban


Bexley City Council today is expected to approve legislation banning plastic bags and other plastic products. 

It would be the first city in Ohio to implement a plastic bag ban. The ban is expected to take effect in January of next year. It also bars businesses from giving customers non-compostable or non-recyclable food containers and plastic silverware. That measure would take effect in January 2021. The goal is to limit the environmental harms from plastic pollution. But a bill recently introduced by Ohio House Republicans blocks communities from taking such actions. Opponents say the bans are burdensome for businesses.

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