LARAMIE — Jackson may not be the only Wyoming city to regulate the use of plastic bags in supermarkets and other stores, that is if a new proposal to City Council for a 15 cent fee per plastic bag used in stores eventually makes its way into law.

The Laramie Youth Council, comprised of high school students akin to interns involved in local government, was asked by City Council in September to investigate plastic bag waste and the pros and cons of its regulation here in Laramie. Youth Council representatives Owen Reese and Leila Johnson presented their findings at Tuesday’s work session, alongside separate research conducted by city administrative intern, Youth Council mentor and graduate student in UW’s public administration program, Haley Fried.

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