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Posted on: May 5, 2017

Avon Town Council to Consider Outlawing Plastic Shopping Bags and Styrofoam Take-Out Containers

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Avon, CO – On Tuesday, May 9, the Avon Town Council will review options and recommended strategies to reduce the use of single-use shopping bags and polystyrene foam food service ware in Avon. The Council is expected to provide direction to Town staff on how to proceed with the single-use shopping bag and polystyrene foam food service ware elimination and/or reduction initiatives.

The initiatives stem from the Town of Avon 2017-2018 Strategic Plan Update (Strategic Plan) and the Climate Action Plan for the Eagle County Community (CAP). The Strategic Plan, adopted on February 14, 2017, identifies a “Tier 1 Priority” to “Consider legislation to end the use of plastic bags and non-compostable take-out containers by retailers and restaurants in the Town of Avon.” The Council adopted the CAP on December 13, 2016, and followed that up with approval of an Implementation Schedule for the CAP, which details a “Reduce use of single use shopping bags county-wide” program.

For more information, check out the May 9 Avon Town Council meeting packet, available at www.avon.org/councilpacket, or contact Preston Neill, Executive Assistant to the Town Manager, at 970-748-4404 or pneill@avon.org.

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