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Baltimore Lawmakers Move Forward with Plastic Bag Ban

October 30, 2019

Via: Waste360

A Baltimore City Council committee advanced a plastic bag ban proposal that would also require retailers to charge 5 cents for paper bags. The bill is scheduled for a preliminary vote from the full council on November 4, according to The Baltimore Sun.

The ban would not apply to bags used to hold fresh fish, meat or produce, newspapers, dry cleaning or prescription drugs. But it otherwise would apply to all sales at grocery stores, convenience stores, restaurants, gas stations or “other sales outlet[s],” The Sun notes.

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