You can’t rush a good thing.
Unfortunately, that’s exactly what the Albuquerque City Council is in danger of doing if it pushes through a controversial proposed plastics ban in current form.
The Albuquerque Clean & Green Retail Ordinance was introduced earlier this year by Democratic councilors Isaac Benton, Cynthia Borrego, Patrick Davis and Diane Gibson, in part in response to a groundswell of support for reducing waste via a plastics ban at the council’s Dec. 17 meeting. Speakers at the meeting included several elementary school students.
Reducing plastic waste is an important goal, and a growing number of American cities – including Santa Fe – have rolled out plastic bag limitations smoothly.