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Plastic bag ban proposed for Brookings


Brookings, SD (KELO-AM) Brookings would become the first place in South Dakota to ban plastic grocery and shopping bags if City Councilman Tom Bezdichek has his way.

Bezdichek says plastic bags pollute and are eyesores, sticking to fences in the blowing wind. He says he would like to see a return to paper bags or recyclable bags.

When he talks to people in the college town about his proposed ban, he says he either hears that why does government have to get involved with plastic bags, or great, it's about time somebody did something.

Several major cities, including Seattle, have plastic bag bans.