Madison's city council votes to have residents recycle plastic grocery bags, but the lone dissenting alder thinks the new requirement will be tough to enforce. "There's going to be a lot of non compliance," said Alder Jed Sanborn following Tuesday's 17-1 vote. "People will be just frustrated or annoyed with it."
Sanborn says with lots of other plastic being thrown away every day, the new ordinance is inconsequential. "Anyone who would stop for a second and just look at how much plastic they throw in the garbage, that doesn't qualify for this ordinance . . . would know immediately that the amount of plastic that will not make it to the landfill now is just a drop in the bucket."