A public hearing will be held tonight at the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners meeting regarding a plastic bag ordinance.
If the board approves the measure, customers would be charged at checkout lines to get a plastic bag. But a state bill that has already been approved by the Senate could stop local governments from enforcing such regulations if it becomes law.
"What is it? You know, $200,000, or something like that, that we spend basically screwing around getting these plastic bags out of machines and such. I would expect that to continue."
Local recycling centers continue to report issues with plastic bags getting caught in the equipment.
— Jorge Avellan is the Ann Arbor beat reporter and anchor for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him email@example.com