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Duluth council delays five-cent plastic bag fee

The Duluth City Council on Monday night voted to delay the five-cent plastic bag fee that was set to go into effect on January 1. The Duluth City Council on Monday night voted to delay the five-cent plastic bag fee that was set to go into effect on January 1. |  Photo: WDIO-TV

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Updated: December 22, 2020 02:38 PM
Created: December 21, 2020 10:16 PM

The Duluth City Council on Monday night voted to delay the five-cent plastic bag fee that was set to go into effect on January 1.

The fee will now go into effect 90 days after emergency COVID-19 declarations by the city of Duluth and/or state of Minnesota expire.

It was originally set to take effect in April 2020 but was pushed back to Jan. 1 as the economy took a pandemic-related downturn.

The goal of the ordinance is to encourage people to make the shift to reusable grocery bags. 

Councilor Gary Anderson sponsored the extended timeline.

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