Statewide Ban on Single-Use Plastic Shopping Bags Approved in the House

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You may soon be paying more to go to stores in Maine.

According to the Sun-Journal, the Maine House today (May 30) gave their approval for a ban on single-use plastic shopping bags.

Some local communities, including Portland, already have a ban.

If this bill becomes a law, customers will be charged at least a 5-cent fee for each bag they use. However, plastic bags that are at least 4 millimeters thick could still be used, because they are considered reusable.

The measure now heads to the Senate.

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