Ditching plastic bags debated in Baltimore County

Published on: February 01, 2023 6:03 PM EST|Updated on: February 02, 2023 9:43 AM EST

Baltimore County Council members met to discuss a proposed plastic bag ban on January 31, 2023.
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People who want Baltimore County businesses to be barred from using plastic bags told the County Council Tuesday that the bags are a scourge on the environment by fouling waterways and overloading landfills.

Opponents of the proposed bag ban bill countered that it would put an undue burden on businesses and shoppers alike.

Multiple amendments are expected to be proposed for the controversial legislation before a vote, which is scheduled for Monday.

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