- Associated Press - Monday, April 22, 2019

SALINA, Kan. (AP) - Salina city leaders are exploring the possibility of a ban on plastic shopping bags.

The Salina Journal reports that city staff was briefing commissioners Monday on other communities with bans and what it would take to gather public input on such a policy.

Salina City Commissioner Joe Hay proposed the ban. He told KAKE-TV earlier this year that the city should be a leader in the state. He says the bags fly like kites and blanket fences and trees after a wind storm.

California and Hawaii already ban disposable plastic bags. So do many cities including Chicago, Seattle and more than a dozen local communities in New York state.

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Information from: The Salina (Kan.) Journal, http://www.salina.com

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