Adopted in 2011, the SustainableBreck Plan is a community-driven effort to further the goals of the Breckenridge Vision through developing recommendations for environmental, economic and social sustainability. Key 2013 initiatives include reduction of disposable (single use) bags, the SustainableBreck Business Certification Program and community solar gardens.
As a result of three years of research and dialogue on the disposable bag issue, the Breckenridge Town Council will be debating the establishment of a Disposable Bag Fee at the Town Council work session this Tuesday, March 26; work session starts at 3:00 p.m. As proposed, all retail stores would be required to charge a ten cent fee for each paper or plastic disposable bag issued to customers. Customers using reusable bags would exempt from the fee. All revenues generated from the fee would be used for public education and outreach regarding disposable bags, for the purchase and distribution of reusable bags in partnership with local businesses, and for administration of the fee program.
Copies of the ordinance and the staff memo, which provides more details on the proposal, can be found at http://www.townofbre