Plastic bags of nearly every size and color known for carrying groceries, fast food and sometimes beer may become a thing of the past if Mr. Shropshire, D-Ward 7, has his way. He plans to introduce a bill to the City Council this summer prohibiting the distribution of plastic bags, with fines as high as $500 for violators.
Mr. Shropshire is calling for only recyclable paper bags or reusable bags to be used in an effort to help save the environment.
The move would put Annapolis on par with other cities that earlier this year banned plastic bags.
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