Florida’s environmental officials propose bag ban
Orlando Sentinel.com – Oct. 14, 2009
“Florida environmental officials want to make the state the first in the nation to prohibit throwaway plastic and paper bags. The proposed ban would follow a five-year phaseout, during which escalating fees, starting at a nickel a bag, would be imposed whenever such bags were used… By the fifth and final year of the state’s proposed phaseout, anyone wanting a paper or plastic bag for merchandise would be charged a quarter a bag.”
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