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County Proposes Plastic Bag Legislation

Municipalities across the country are passing legislation to either charge fees for plastic shopping bags or ban them altogether. According to The Wall Street Journal, the U.S. uses 100 billion plastic shopping bags each year, which takes an estimated 12 million barrels of oil to produce, not to mention the fuel to transport them to stores. Statistics aren’t available on how many of these bags end up in landfills or our waterways.