The City Council voted unanimously to ban the use of plastic grocery bags in Park City. The ban will go into effect later this month. Park City is the first municipality in Utah to create such a ban.
Three stores in the Park City area will be affected by this ban: The Market, Rite Aid, and Fresh Market. To start the ban focused on stores that were over 12,000 square feet and used plastic bags with a thickness of the less than 2.25 millimeters. Grocery bags are notorious for breaking Park City’s recycling equipment. The hope is that the ban will reduce litter in the Park City as well as keeping the recycling equipment running more smoothly.
“Providing reusable grocery bags to our guests always seemed like the right thing to do. We are in the hospitality business and the environment is our economy. We want our guests to be able to enjoy Park City as the pristine place we fell in love with so many years ago. Park City Lodging is committed to keeping Park City a place people want to return to year after year,” said Park City Lodging’s President, Rhonda Sideris. Park City Lodging has been a longtime supporter of green initiatives and socially responsible practices. One of those initiatives is providing all guests with reusable grocery bags at check-in, which we have been doing for the past three years.
Paper bags will still be allowed, but some stores will be charging 10 cents per paper bag due to the increased cost of paper over plastic. We strongly urge our guests to use the reusable grocery bags we provide them to help keep Park City the vibrant community that we all love.
For more information on our socially responsible initiatives, please click here: http://www.parkcitylodging.com/about-us/social-responsibility/