Some Greenville City Council members dislike possible plastic bag ban

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Some Greenville City Council members are speaking out about a possible ban on plastic bags. The resolution was sent on to the city council Thursday by the Greenville Environmental Advisory Commission.

Supporters of the ban said plastic bags are bad for the environment and often end up on the ground as litter. The resolution gives city council members a variety of options, including better education programs about plastic bags and creating a surcharge to use them.

Council member McLean Godley said he doesn’t like the idea.

“We need to make sure that we’re treating our citizens fairly and also our business fairly,” he said. “Over the past two years, we had 12 new taxes and fees and I don’t believe that this needs to be added among the various list of those 12 taxes and fees.”

The earliest the resolution could be discussed during a city council meeting would be April.

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