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 with it's estuaries and the Chester River to the east.
The Town Council voted to ban single-use plastic bags at its regular meeting. The ordinance has been drawn up and is expected to be ratified at the Council's next meeting on March 21st.
The Ordinance will take effect six months from the effective date to allow merchants to deplete their inventory of plastic bags on hand. The effective date will be April 11, 2011.
Read the text of Ordinance No 01-2011 - Plastic Bag Reduction Ordinance