Plastic Produce Bags To Remain Free At The Park Slope Food Coop

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Plastic Produce Bags
On Tuesday night members of the Park Slope Food Coop gathered (for the second time — the first time, the space was too small to accommodate everyone) to vote on whether they should charge 20 cents per roll bag, aka the ones used for produce (plastic shopping bags have already been banned there). The vote tally was 263 for and 354 against, so the bags will stay in place, for free, for now.

If you’re a member and you didn’t make the epic three-hour meeting but you’d like to know what happened — or, if you’re just a fan of the spectacle that can sometimes be the Coop — member Miriam Krule live-tweeted the entire thing, and has a great recap on Slate. Some highlights:

After all that, though, perhaps the minority had a little something to say about it this morning:

Anyone else go to last night’s meeting? What are your thoughts on the need for plastic produce bags at the Coop?

And as for non-members: Do you think more grocery stores should ban plastic shopping bags, which is something our Councilmember Brad Lander supports?

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