City of Las Cruces should reject bag ban

The City Council of Las Cruces is considering a ban on plastic bags. An opinion columnist in the Los Cruces Sun-News stated that while restaurants may or may not be exempted from the statute, banning plastic bags is not a viable solution to our solid waste challenges. In fact, nearly all cities around the country and state of New Mexico including Albuquerque put their bag bans on hold for the duration of the COVID 19 pandemic. The author argues that instead of the City of Las Cruces micromanaging consumers’ use of plastic bags, he recommends that residents concerned with plastic pollution recycle or reuse their plastic bags.

Read the full opinion column on the Las Cruces Sun-News.