Columbia shoppers could be looking at an extra charge when they get to the end of the checkout line in the grocery store. The Missouri Chapter of the Sierra Club proposed an ordinance at Monday’s city council meeting that would ban single-use plastic bags. The ordinance would require shoppers to bring their own reusable bags or pay for paper bags to use at checkout.
The Sierra Club is proposing this ordinance because of the harm single-use plastic bags cause the environment. Jan Dye is the chairperson of the Columbia chapter of the Sierra Club.
"Our initial proposal is to ban plastic single-use bags at any rental store that sells perishable food items," said Dye.