- Associated Press - Saturday, October 25, 2014

TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. (AP) - City officials at Georgia’s largest public beach are considering a proposed ban on plastic bags.

The Savannah Morning News reports the Tybee Island city council plans to have its attorney examine an ordinance proposed by resident Ashley Workman, who says discarded bags pose a threat to sea turtles, dolphins and other ocean wildlife.

At least one council member, Paul Wolff, has come out in favor of the ban, which would prohibit restaurants and retailers on the island from giving customers single-use plastic bags. Some residents are voicing their opposition. Mike Hosti, who operates a grocery store on Tybee Island, says the ban would hurt business.

Tybee council members heard a presentation on the proposed ban Thursday night. Wolff says a town meeting would likely be held before there’s a vote.

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Information from: Savannah Morning News, http://www.savannahnow.com

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