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City Seeks Input on Plastic Shopping Bags

21. March 2009 • Nancy Shore
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To ban or not to ban, that is the question.

The City of Ann Arbor is seeking community input on a potential policy that would discourage the use of plastic shopping bags and encourage the use of reusable bags.

There are a couple of ways you can give feedback about this issue:

Ann Arbor Residents and Consumers: Take this 3 min online survey

Ann Arbor Businesses: Attend a focus group and/or take a survey

There will be focus groups for businesspeople at

  • Tuesday, March 31, 2009 8:30-9:30 a.m. at Zingerman’s Road House, 2501 Jackson Road (at the Maple intersection); or on

  • Thursday, April 2, 2009 8:30-9:30 a.m. at the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) Office at 150 S. Fifth Ave., Suite 301, in downtown Ann Arbor between E. Huron and E. Washington.

The survey for business owners, managers and employees can be found here.

The City also encourages citizens and businesspeople (and citizens who are businesspeople) to send general comments on implementing possible shopping bag restrictions and promoting reusable bags to Katie at 734.794.6000 extension 4-3728 and via