Portland, Maine, might add fee for shopping bags

01/10/2014 | Portland Press Herald (Maine)

The Green Packaging Working Group in Portland, Maine, is scheduled to meet next week to discuss a possible 10-cent fee on each paper or plastic bag at grocers and convenience stores, to reduce waste and litter. The City Council is considering banning plastic bags, but a fee might lead consumers to shop in other communities, Maine Grocers and Food Producers Association Executive Director Shelly Doak says.

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