Today, Baltimore County Council Will Cast Vote On Proposed Plastic Bag Ban

Posted on 02/06/23

The Baltimore County Council will vote on Monday on a proposed ban on plastic bags, similar to the one already in place in Baltimore City and Howard County, according to WBALTV. The "Bring Your Own Bag Act" would require customers to bring their own bags or pay a 10-cent fee for paper bags. County Council Chairman Julian Jones stated that the bill needs a minimum of four votes to pass and encouraged community members to share their opinions before the vote. If approved, the ban would take effect later in the year. Supporters believe it will help the environment and reduce the number of plastic bags in waterways.