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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