Starting on June 25, grocery stores in the town will not be able to have the razor-thin plastic bags commonly used, which supporters said will help cut down on trash in the community and reduce jams on recycling equipment.
The new ordinance bans bags that are less than 2.25 millimeters (mm) thick. The ordinance only affects entities that distribute groceries and are over 12,000 square feet. The stores that are currently impacted by the ban include Fresh Market, the Market at Park City, and Rite-Aid.
Park City officials said they've been mulling a plastic bag ban since 2008, even considering a city-wide ban before settling on this one specifically for grocery stores.
Park City now joins 230 municipalities across the country, including Honolulu, San Francisco and Seattle, that have bans on plastic bags.