In March, just before the pandemic, Cincinnati’s City Council was preparing to vote on whether or not to do away with single-use plastic bags. Last Thursday, the council voted 7-1 to instate the ban, starting on Jan. 1, 2021, and joining 400 cities and eight states that have already enacted similar laws.
There’s also a new clause that allows the ban to be lifted during states of emergency, like the one in effect during the current pandemic.
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