Ban the Bag! Ask your Representatives to Support House Bill 314/Senate Bill 223
This bill would ban the use and distribution of plastic bags (less than 4 mils thick) as well as “compostable” plastic bags, and will apply to ALL retailers, providing for only a few exemptions for uses such as deli meat, produce, newspapers, dry cleaning and fresh flowers. Enactment of jurisdiction-specific plastic bag bans (including Baltimore City’s in 2020, now delayed temporarily) have created a patchwork of policies statewide. This bill would create continuity among jurisdictions and reduce plastic pollution statewide. Sponsored by Senator Augustine and Delegate Lierman.
Write to your elected representatives today to ask them to protect us from plastic pollution throughout by Maryland by supporting HB 314 and SB 223!