Single-Use Bag Ordinance

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To better assist local leaders and activists in passing legislation tackling plastic pollution, PennEnvironment has developed a model ordinance based on best practices from around the country.

This model is a “ban-fee hybrid” model that eliminates all single-use plastic bags and places a $0.15 fee on all other bags provided by a retailer to encourage customers to bring their own reusable bag. This is the most effective way to not just reduce plastic pollution, but to reduce overall waste and litter.

Photo by Staff | TPIN

Photo by Staff | TPIN

Photo by Staff | TPIN

Photo by Staff | TPIN

Photo by Staff | TPIN

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