Washtenaw County is planning to regulate the use of single use, plastic bags. However, the Michigan State Legislature has slowed the process of passing this measure. In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's Patrick Campion speaks with Washtenaw County Commissioner Yousef Rabhi about the controversy surrounding the proposed ordinance.
Editor's note: Wednesday evening, the Washtenaw County commissioners voted 6-2 to approve a new carryout bag ordinance that would put a 10-cent "tax" on customers for every single use (paper or plastic) bag they receive at stores in Washtenaw county. Stay tuned for follow-up discussion on the issue.