City officials in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, are set to hear a proposal to ban single-use plastic shopping bags.
The Portsmouth Herald reports the city council plans to hold a first reading on the law change Monday night.
Grocery stores would have to use only recycled paper bags or reusable bags.
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Customers would have to pay at least 10 cents per recycled paper bag.
Stores that violate the ban will be warned. Subsequent violations could result in fines of $100 per occurrence.
Councilor Josh Denton says single-use plastic bags harm groundwater and sea life.
Assistant Mayor Jim Splaine says he supports the change.