Plastic bags could be banned in Greenfield

Franklin County

The Greenfield City Council will consider an ordinance banning plastic bags later this month.

The latest version of the ordinance would require businesses to provide either recyclable paper bags or reusable bags, that is, at a price.

Councilor Timothy Dolan told 22News said the ban is designed to be “pro-business” by adding to its revenue stream.

22News spoke with the President of Foster’s Supermarket in Greenfield on Thursday about what the ban would mean for his store.

“If it’s what the people want I mean that’s fine,” said Matthew Deane, president of Foster’s Supermarket. “I’m not sure it is what the people want. If we ask our customers paper or plastic probably 75 percent would request plastic. So I mean, the reusable bags are what really is the best to me.”

The full council will take on the ordinance October 17.

If approved, the ban would take effect one year later.

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