May 1 - Aspen and Carbondale Bag Bans Start Today

Today marks the first day for plastic bag bans in two Colorado cities.

Last October, Aspen and Carbondale both passed ordinances banning plastic bags and placing a 20 cent charge on paper bags in large supermarkets.

The city of Basalt passed a similar ordinance around the same time which would also have been effective today. The Basalt ordinance was narrowly overturned by a voter referendum last April, while another ballot initiative in Carbondale affirmed the decision to ban plastic bags.

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