(AP) - Finney County Commissioner Larry Jones
is tired of finding plastic bags in shelter belts and fences on his
property east of Holcomb.
In response, he's proposed that the county, Holcomb and Garden
City consider setting a date in the future to ban the use of
disposable plastic bags by area retailers.
Jones says he doesn't know if a ban would work, and he made the
suggestion as a starting place to discuss what to do about the
Last year, Garden City began an education campaign about several
environmental issues, including reducing the number of plastic bags
in the city. Now, the city's Environmental Issues Board has been
asked to revisit the issue and propose more specific steps.