April 19, 2019 – The Albuquerque City Council passed—after major amendments—a ban on some plastics. Approved by a 5-to-3 vote, the ban on plastic bags at grocers and retailers will go into effect on January 1, 2020, if Mayor Tim Keller signs off on it. Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists debate whether the new ordinance goes too far—or not far enough.
Dede Feldman, former NM State Senator
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
Sophie Martin, attorney
Edmund E. Perea, attorney
For Further Reading:
Ban would keep 120 million plastic bags out of ABQ landfills, new analysis says – by Jessica Dyer, Albuquerque Journal
Restaurants escape plastic ban; grocery stores and retailers will have to go to paper – KOAT 7