Post by Logan on Jun 1, 2016 4:04:00 GMT -6
Grocery stores could soon be required to charge 5 cents for each plastic bag customers use if a bill in the General Assembly becomes law.
"We have a major problem with recycling here in Delaware," said the bill's sponsor, Rep. Deborah Hudson, R-Fairthorne. "We've got to stop stuffing the landfills with these bags that don't biodegrade."
Not only do the plastic bags pile up in landfills, they are a major source of litter, Hudson argued. When they get into the water, they frequently end up harming wildlife.
State government would not collect money from the fees. Instead, grocery stores would use the money to track how many bags they distribute and promote the use of reusable bags.
Read more: www.delawareonline.com/story/news/local/2016/05/31/grocery-bag-charge/85185450/