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Philadelphia City Council Approves Single-use Plastic Bags Ban

December 17, 2019

Via: Waste360

The Philadelphia City Council just passed a bill that would ban single-use plastic bags. The ban is expected to take effect July 2, 2020, pending the final signature from the city’s mayor.

Philly Voice reports that the ban will impact all grocery stores, convenience stores, department stores, restaurants, farmers’ market and delivery services, among others. In addition, council members nixed a provision to impose a 15-cent fee on all other single-use bags, saying it would “disproportionately impact the city’s poorer residents,” the report notes.

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