Ban plastic bags in Montgomery County, PA

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Each year, the average Montgomery County family takes home 1500 plastic shopping bags, which equals 100 billion plastic bags in America annually. These plastic bags are already built into grocery fees and cost taxpayers approximately $.18 cents PER bag for cleanup efforts and removal.

50 years ago, we didn't have this problem because plastic bags weren't used. But we've become a disposable society and grown accustomed with using a bag for 15 minutes before throwing them 'away'. But plastic bags last forever and affect the streets all over Montgomery County, waterways and greening efforts. More importantly: they don't go "away", since there is no 'away'.

The solution is a LOT easier than we think.

We need your support in efforts to reduce plastic and single use bags since it will reduce costs, improve sustainability efforts and help prove Philadelphia and it's surrounding cities are serious about becoming green. We're asking Montgomery County City Council to implement common sense legislation to reduce our single use bag consumption. Consumers already pay for plastic and paper bags, but it is hidden in their grocery bill. With a plastic bag ban, consumers can choose to bring their own reusable bag OR purchase a re-usable bag at checkout. Let's do our part on saving the planet and cleaning up our streets.

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