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  • City Council passes ban on plastic bags

    Collins Couch of Santa Fe, dressed as the ‘Bag Monster,’ and Kim Kelly, with the Sustainable Santa Fe Commission, arrive at City Hall on Tuesday to voice support for the plastic bag ban. Luis Sánchez Saturno/The New Mexican

  • City Council passes ban on plastic bags

    Sofia Ortiz, 11, left, president of the Go Green Club at Wood Gormley and Carlos Gilbert elementary schools, and Ciara Walsh, 11, secretary of the club, install a plastic bag art project Tuesday in front of City Hall to show support for a bag ban in the city. Luis Sánchez Saturno/The New Mexican

  • City Council passes ban on plastic bags

    Josette Gurule, 9, a fourth-grader at Carlos Gilbert Elementary School, speaks to city councilors Tuesday in favor of a plastic bag ban.

Posted: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 10:30 pm

A couple of dozen environmentally conscious children carried signs saying, “I support the bag ban.” And a man with a Big Bird profile draped in 500 plastic bags (the number an average person uses in a year) roamed the lawn in front of City Hall Tuesday night.

An hour or so later, Santa Fe became the latest in a growing number of cities to ban plastic grocery bags.

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