City of Baltimore Considers Retail Bag Fee

City of Baltimore Considers Retail Bag Fee

Baltimore, Maryland, January 25, 2014 (PBBR) – The City Council of Baltimore will consider legislation to place a surcharge on plastic and paper bags at the Council meeting on January 27. If passed, the City will join other major U.S. cities with “fee only” plastic bag regulations such as Washington, DC, Breckenridge, Colorado and Montgomery […]

Baltimore Councilman Re-ignites Plastic Bag Furor

Baltimore Councilman Re-ignites Plastic Bag Furor

BALTIMORE, Maryland, June 18, 2013 (ENS) – Proponents call it a plastic bag fee, opponents call it a plastic bag tax, but whatever you call it, Baltimore is again at a decision point about single-use plastic shopping bags. Baltimore City Councilman Brandon Scott introduced a bill June 10 that would require merchants to charge shoppers […]

Maryland Proposes Fee on Disposable Carryout Bags

Maryland Proposes Fee on Disposable Carryout Bags

Annapolis, MD, April 19, 2013 (PBBR) – SB 0576, a bill entitled “Community Cleanup and Greening Act of 2013” proposes to impose a 5 cent fee on disposable carryout bags, paper or plastic. Introduced by Senator Raskin, the bill would allow each retailer to retain one cent of the fee and two cents of the […]

Chestertown, Maryland, USA Plans Plastic Bag Ban

Chestertown, Maryland, USA Plans Plastic Bag Ban

Chestertown, Maryland Town Council voted March 7th to ban plastic bags. Located about a two-hour drive from Washington, DC, Chestertown is situated on the Chester River which flows into Chesapeake Bay. Chestertown is the County seat of Kent County. Kent County is surrounded almost entirely by water with the Chesapeake Bay to the west along […]

Montgomery County Wants Nickel Fee On Single-Use Bags

Montgomery County Wants Nickel Fee On Single-Use Bags

Montgomery County, Maryland, USA With the support of the Environmental Community and the County Council, County Executive Ike Leggett announced Monday, March 7th, a proposal to place a nickel charge on all single-use bags provided by retailers. The legislation would go into effect on January 1, 2012. All retailers would be required to charge the […]