Boulder may add 20-cent fee on plastic, paper bags

BOULDER — The city of Boulder is asking residents for feedback on a proposal to charge shoppers a 20-cent fee to use a plastic or paper disposable bag at the grocery store.

The Daily Camera reports the City Council plans to vote this fall on the first reading of an ordinance establishing the fee. As proposed, the fee would apply to all disposable checkout bags at grocery and convenience stores. If approved, it would take effect in July.

The goal is to get shoppers to use reusable bags.

The City Council had voted in May to adopt an unspecified fee on plastic and paper disposable bags.

Aspen is among towns that have adopted a similar fee.


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