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Mpls council member reintroduces Bring Your Own Bag ordinance

A ban on all single-use bags was blocked in 2017, the city council wants to add a 5-cent charge instead.
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MINNEAPOLIS — On Monday the Minneapolis City Council is holding a public meeting on the Bring Your Own Bag ordinance. 

The ordinance, proposed by Minneapolis Council Member Cam Gordon, would add a five cent charge on single-use plastic and paper bags, hoping to push more people to reusable bags and cut down on litter. People receiving food assistance would be exempt.  

Minneapolis had attempted to pass a 'plastic bag ban' in 2017, but was blocked by a state law that prohibited plastic bag bans.

The hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. November 18 at the Minneapolis City Council Chambers. 

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