Plastic bags

Here’s a friendly reminder of what to put in your curbside recycling bin: paper, cardboard, aluminum and steel cans, and plastics #1-7. Remember: Always take glass, Styrofoam, or plastic bags to Recycle Utah--not in your bin! For more info, contact your community nonprofit recycling center at 435-649-9698 or visit www.recycleutah.org.

courtesy of Recycle Utah

Did you know that plastic bags are not accepted in your curbside recycling bin? Drop them off at Recycle Utah’s 24/7 recycling center instead. And remember to use reusable bags instead of plastic whenever possible! For more info, contact Recycle Utah, your community nonprofit recycling center, at 435-649-9698 or visit www.recycleutah.org.

**Update:  The bill passed Senate committee Thursday evening and will go to the Senate floor for a vote next week.

A Utah state senator has proposed a new law that will make retailers charge ten cents for every single-use plastic and paper bag.  Environmentalists haven't had success passing similar laws in Park City, so why does this lawmaker think she can pass her bill at a statewide level?  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story:

Here's a link to the Senate Bill 196.  

Originally aired July 25, 2013.  

The Park City Council Thursday will consider a reusable bags resolution in hopes of reducing disposable bag consumption in Park City. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

Originally aired March 22, 2013.

Following what many cities nationwide have instituted and reopening an earlier discussion, Park City Council discusses a ban on single use plastic bags.  Lynn Ware Peek has more.