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Philadelphia FINALLY PASSED A PLASTIC BAG BAN!
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Philadelphia FINALLY PASSED A PLASTIC BAG BAN!

City Council passed legislation, now waiting signature from Mayor Kenney

Philadelphia finally passed a plastic bag ban bill, sponsored by Councilman Mark Squilla. The bill bans plastic bags at supermarkets, convenience stores, service stations, department stores, dollar stores, clothing stores, restaurants, food trucks, farmers’ markets, dry cleaners, and delivery services.

However, a fee on paper bags was removed from the legislation. Critics have voiced concerns that removing the fee will make the bill less effective.

According to the City Council website, the bill “Prohibition on Use of Certain Bags and Checkout Bag Charge,” to permit the use of only certain bags by retail establishments at the point of sale or for a delivery; and establishing a charge, payable by the consumer to the establishment, for the provision of other types of bags; all under certain terms and conditions.”


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Julie Hancher
Julie Hancher is Editor-in-Chief of Green Philly, sharing her expertise of all things sustainable in the city of brotherly love. She enjoys long walks in the park with local beer and greening her travels, cooking & cat, Sir Floofus Drake. View all posts by Julie Hancher

3 thoughts on “Philadelphia FINALLY PASSED A PLASTIC BAG BAN!

  1. December 19, 2019
    Finally Philadelphia is catching up to the rest of our area! And yes, styrofoam should be next. Many places already have stopped using styrofoam peanuts.

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