US states Vermont, Maine pass bills to ban single-use plastic bags; charge for paper bags

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US states Vermont, Maine pass bills to ban single-use plastic bags; charge for paper bags

June 18, 2019 - 17:42
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MONTPELIER, VT, June 18, 2019 (Local News) -Gov. Phil Scott signed a bill into law on Monday that gives Vermont the distinction of having the most comprehensive restrictions on single-use plastic of any state in the U.S.

The bill, S.113, prohibits retailers from providing customers with single-use plastic bags at checkout and plastic stirrers starting next July. Stores can still provide customers with paper carryout bags for a fee of 10 cents.

Sen. Chris Bray, D-Addison, said the law represents a “very positive step forward” for the state in efforts to reduce plastics waste.

VTdigger - Vermont now has nation’s broadest single-use plastics ban

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