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Finney County Considering Ban On Plastic Bags
02/08/2010

(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

bags.

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.

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