Vote postponed on 25-cent plastic bag fee

Inquirer staff report:

City Council has postponed a vote  on a measure that would impose a 25-cent fee on plastic shopping bags given to customers at stores around Philadelphia.

The item had been on the Council's agenda,

If the measure eventually passes, Philadelphia would join a growing number of cities enacting bans or fees to reduce plastic bag use, both to address environmental concerns and reduce litter.

The program is to be phased in over a year, starting with larger big-box stores.

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