Maine Town to Enact Fees for Plastic Bags - NECN

Maine Town to Enact Fees for Plastic Bags

Violators could be fined up to $500

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    Maine Town to Enact Fees for Plastic Bags
    NBC 5 News

    South Portland, Maine, will join a number of other communities in the state regulating the retail use of plastic bags Tuesday.

    The new rule requires food retailers charge 5 cents a bag for both single use paper and plastic bags, WCSH reports. Those retailers are also prohibited from using styrofoam coffee cups and takeout containers.

    Violators could be fined up to $500. They have six months to make the change.

    Towns like Brunswick, Falmouth and Freeport are considering similar laws, according to the report.

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