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Pandemic Stalls Plastic-Bag Control Efforts In Northern Utah

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Restrictions aimed at reducing the use of single-use plastic bags have been put on hold in northern Utah during the coronavirus pandemic. But officials close to the issue said the efforts won't be forgotten. The Herald Journal reports that in response to COVID-19 some stores have banned reusable bags as part of their safety measures. Reusable bags are believed to pose more of a risk in spreading the virus. Cache County Solid Waste Advisory Board drafted a plan to reduce single-use plastic bags. The plan included a public-education program and working with retailers to formulate their own reduction measures and policies. But plans were put on hold amid the pandemic.