Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Montgomery County Passes the Bag Fee!

Today the Montgomery County Council voted 8-1 in support of a five-cent fee on single-use plastic and paper bags. The fee will be charged by all retailers in the county starting January 1, 2012, with proceeds supporting watershed protection via the Water Quality Protection Fund.

The dissenting vote was Councilwoman Nancy Floreen.

Congratulations to Montgomery County for taking a step toward a trash-free Maryland!