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Plastic Recycling September 26, 2019 01:30:41 AM

Baltimore City Council Delays Action on Plastic Bag Ban

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A Baltimore City Council subcommittee has delayed action on a proposed plastic bag ban as council members instead discussed the implementation of a paper bag fee.

Baltimore City Council Delays Action on Plastic Bag Ban

SEATTLE (Waste 360):  A Baltimore City Council subcommittee has delayed action on a proposed plastic bag ban as council members instead discussed the implementation of a paper bag fee.

On September 23, the committee discussed a paper bag fee as high as 10 cents for each bag. Over the summer, legislation was proposed calling for a ban on retailers offering plastic bags and setting a 5-cent fee on other types of bags. The Baltimore Sunreports that similar city proposals have failed eight times since 2006.

According to the report, instead of determining a bag fee proposal, lawmakers put off a formal vote on the legislation during the subcommittee work session, opting for a third public discussion before bringing the measure back to the full council.

Courtesyhttps://www.waste360.com

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