Trash Free Maryland

Category: plastic bags


MoCo steps up the Bag Law

Starting this summer, the county will distribute new point-of-sale cards and posters to remind shoppers to bring their own bags.

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Residents to Maryland General Assembly: 
Get plastic bags out of our communities

FEBRUARY 12, 2015 — A bill introduced this week in the Maryland General Assembly would ban disposable plastic bags across the state, reducing litter and slashing overhead costs for retailers. At a briefing today sponsored by nonprofit organization Trash Free…

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Our 2015 Maryland legislative agenda

On Wednesday, a new General Assembly will be sworn in, ushering in a new legislative session that may run very differently from the past four years. Even though the Assembly still has a veto-proof Democratic majority, Republican Governor-elect Hogan, a…

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Baltimore: What Now?

Last night the Baltimore City Council voted down a proposal to apply a 10-cent surcharge on disposable plastic and paper shopping bags. The measure, sponsored by Councilman Brandon Scott, had the potential to significantly reduce litter in Baltimore neighborhoods by…

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Baltimore Bag Law: Clearing up some misconceptions

Gwynns Falls / Photo: Blue Water Baltimore The Baltimore City Council may be voting on the 10-cent disposable bag surcharge this afternoon. Several letters from residents have run in the Baltimore Sun, and some of them reflect common misunderstandings. Why…

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Do plastic bags enable more littering?

Eastern Avenue, on the border between Washington, DC,and Prince George’s County, Maryland I’ve been taking note of bags like the one above lately. Someone obviously cleaned out his or her car, using a plastic grocery bag to contain it all,…

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We love this video

An excellent video parodying the DC bag fee has been making the rounds. Enjoy!

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Join our Ecumenical Lenten Bag Fast

Lent is a time to repent, reflect, sacrifice, and listen for God. This year we invite people of faith and congregations to “fast” from plastic bags — to give up using them and instead use reusable cloth bags. During a…

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