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Last Updated Oct 21, 2014 10:06PM

William Athey is a conservationist, believes in recycling and adamantly opposes plastic grocery bags. He refuses to use them and several years ago persuaded then-Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon to get rid of them at county libraries, which now have recyclable bags. But he twice has been threatened with arrest or told not to come back by 7-Eleven clerks, who believe it is illegal to allow single cans of beer to leave the store without being placed in plastic bags. When Athey refused a plastic bag for the two …

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