WICHITA, Kan. — The city of Wichita is considering banning plastic bags or implementing a city-wide tax to curb their use.
The Wichita Eagle reports that the City Council voted for a new task force to consider reducing or eliminating single-use plastic bags. Either option would make Wichita the first city in Kansas to pass a plastic bag ordinance. Other cities in the U.S. have banned plastic bags or imposed taxes on them.
The task force is scheduled to meet this month to discuss what such a move could end up costing businesses and the city to implement.