City of Lawrence seeks public input on single-use plastic and paper bags

Maureen BradyCity

The Lawrence City Commission is considering a variety of strategies as part of ongoing efforts to reduce use of single-use plastic and paper bags. During the consideration process, the City of Lawrence would like to hear from business owners and other members of the public who are interested in this topic.

The possible recommendations currently under consideration include:

  • Charging a small fee for single-use plastic and paper bags (business retains fee)
  • Banning single-use plastic bags and charging a small fee for paper bags (business retains fee)
  • Charging a small fee for single-use plastic bags and no fee for paper bags (business retains fee)
  • Banning single-use plastic bags and not charging a fee for paper bags

Those interested in sharing their thoughts on the possible recommendations are invited to attend one of two upcoming public listening sessions:

Public Listening Session #1
Friday, Nov. 22 at 10 a.m.
City Commission Room at City Hall, 6 E 6th St, Lawrence, Kan.

Public Listening Session #2
Friday, Nov. 22 at 5 p.m.
Union Pacific Depot Theater Room, 402 N 2nd Street, Lawrence, Kan.

If unable to attend either public listening session, there is an online survey available on the Lawrence Listens platform. Please either fill out the survey from our website (lawrenceks.org/lawrence-listens) or send any comments via email to sustainability@lawrenceks.org.

Contact: Jasmin Moore, Sustainability Director, City of Lawrence and Douglas County, Kansas, 785-331-9813, sustainability@douglascountyks.org