Bag ban begins in Aspen, Carbondale |

Bag ban begins in Aspen, Carbondale

ASPEN – The city of Aspen’s ban on plastic bags takes effect Tuesday, which means shoppers must use reusable bags or purchase paper bags. The cost for paper is 20 cents per bag.

The ban, which also begins Tuesday in Carbondale, is designed to cut down on waste associated with single-use plastic bags. Lawmakers hope it will encourage consumers to use their own reusable bags.

Toward that end, there will be free reusable-bag giveaways this week at both City Market and Clark’s Market in Aspen. Bags also will be available for purchase.

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