January 11, 2019 – Goodbye to plastic straws for your drinks and plastic bags for your groceries? Four Albuquerque City Councilors recently introduced a proposal to ban single-use plastics at restaurants and retail shops. Santa Fe passed a similar measure over a year ago, although it encouraged retailers not to provide plastic items unless asked and did not ban them outright. Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists debate the pros and cons of a ban on non-reusable plastics in the Duke City.
Dan Foley, former House minority whip
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Sophie Martin, attorney
Christine Sierra, UNM political science professor emerita