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The Tampa City Council is looking into the problem of plastics in our ecosystem, and how they want to handle it. Is there a ban coming?

10 News reports that University of South Florida St. Petersburg and Eckerd College did a study that found 4 billion particles of microplastics in the bay.

Tampa’s City Council has requested a proposal for a ban on certain plastics.

There’s a difference between what Tampa is considering and what was done in St. Petersburg. Tampa is looking to control single-use plastics only on city-owned property. This would not impact private businesses, and they aren’t looking to ban plastic straws.

What do you think the city should do?