27 stores affected by bag ban


The City of Evanston released a list today of 27 stores that would be prohibited from distributing point-of-sale plastic shopping bags, effective Aug. 1, 2015.

An ordinance that narrowly passed the City Council by a 5-4 vote Monday night bans the distribution of such bags by stores larger than 10,000 square feet.

Dine-in and take-out restaurants, as well as non-chain stores, are exempt from the ban.

The ordinance does not prohibit customers from using bags of any type that they bring to the store for their own use. Also, point-of-sale paper bags as well as plastic bags used to package products in-store, such as produce, meat, and other grocery items, are not affected.

In a release Tuesday, the city promised “to work closely with impacted stores to facilitate the implementation of the ordinance, as well as conduct a citywide education and outreach campaign to assist the larger community in the transition.”

Here is a list of the 27 stores that the city said would be directly affected by the ordinance:

2211 Oakton St.

Barnes & Noble
1630 Sherman Ave.

Best Buy
2301 W. Howard St.

Cost Plus World Market
1725 Maple Ave.

3333 Central St.
1711 Sherman Ave.
101 Asbury Ave.

Food 4 Less
2400 Main St.

Gordon Food Service
2424 Oakton St.

The Home Depot
2201 Oakton St.

Jewel Osco
2485 Howard St.
1128 Chicago Ave.

2400 Main St.

Office Depot
2722 Green Bay Rd.

2255 Howard St.

2221 Oakton St.

Pivot Point International Inc.
1560 Sherman Ave.

Public Storage
2050 Green Bay Rd.

Sam's Club
2450 Main St.

2209 W. Horward St.

Trader Joe's
1211 Chicago Ave.

Vogue Fabrics
718-732 Main St.
618 Hartrey Ave.

2102 Green Bay Rd.
900 Dodge Ave.

Whole Foods
1640 Chicago Ave.
1111 Chicago Ave.

Earlier story:

Big-store bag ban OK'd on 5-4 vote


Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio stations and business-oriented magazines.

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