Bring Your Own Bag Plastic Reduction Act

A plastic bag ban will take effect in Anne Arundel County on January 1 2024, prohibiting the retail distribution of plastic bags.

The new law aims to significantly reduce the contribution to plastic waste, litter, and pollution by reducing the number of single-use plastic carryout bags. The plastics typically used in bags contain chemical additives that become microplastics that pollute the environment and pose serious health threats to both humans and wildlife.

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