Free Public Forum
The Environmental and Economic Impact of Plastic Bags Bans
Featuring Julian Morris of the Reason Foundation
In the past two years, two of New Mexico's largest cities, Santa Fe and Silver City, have passed bans on plastic shopping bags. They join hundreds of others nationwide that have adopted similar measures.
It is likely only a matter of time before governing bodies throughout New Mexico, particularly within the Rio Grande Corridor, consider such policies.
To help ensure that decisions on this matter are made on the basis of the best available evidence, we have invited one of the foremost experts to discuss the issues involved at free public events in Albuquerque and Las Cruces.
Las Cruces event details are as follows:
When: Tuesday, September 16, 7:30am to 8:30am
Where: Sunset Grill at Sonoma Ranch Golf Course which is located at: 1274 Golf Club Rd, Las Cruces, NM 88011
Continental breakfast will be provided.
Please let us know you're coming by E-mailing us at rsvp [at] riograndefoundation [dot] org and identify which event (Albuquerque or Las Cruces) you'll be attending.
About the Speaker
Julian Morris is Vice President of Research at Reason Foundation and author of the new report: "How Green Is that Grocery Bag Ban? An Assessment of the Environmental and Economic Effects of Grocery Bag Bans and Taxes".
He wrote a column on the issue that recently appeared in Time.