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State Bill Looks to Charge Retailers for Plastic Bags

February 28, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

From the Bucks County Courier Times:

A bill in the state Senate would charge retailers 2 cents for each plastic bag they give to shoppers.

Senate Bill 590, sponsored by King of Prussia Democrat Daylin Leach, is designed to protect the environment and improve recycling efforts.

The tax would hit retailers with sales of at least $1 million a year.

Half of the money would be returned to the business for “better corporate recycling practices,” according to Zach Hoover, chief of staff for Leach.

The other half would go to the state for approved recycling programs, “not to the general fund for pet projects,” Hoover said.

(Read full story from the Courier Times)

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  1. Anonymous
    February 28, 2011 at 1:30 PM

    Most stores dont’t want to even give out paper bags (grocery stores).When they do you still have to use a plastic bag too as the paper bags aren’t as thick as they used to be. I think the stores should go back to paper only,or just use cloth bags for everything you buy.

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