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Connections: Plastic Bag Bans And Fees

Should we ban plastic bags?

Attorney Jennie Romerhas been working on this issue across the country, taking her efforts to New York City most recently. NYC just passed a five-cent fee on plastic bags. In Rochester, the Youth Climate Leaders have decided to focus on enacting local bans.

We explore the impact of bans and fees on plastic bags. Our guests:

  • Jennie Romer, attorney and sustainability consultant
  • Terry Smith, head of the Harley School's Lower School
  • Tierra Cherelin, sixth grader at Genesee Community Charter School and member of the Rochester Youth Climate Leaders steering committee.
  • Benny Smith, student in the Brighton School District and member of the Rochester Youth Climate Leaders steering committee
  • Jason Wadsworth, sustainability manager for Wegmans
Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.