Another Pennsylvania city to ban plastic bags by fall

Kristen Walters

Another Pennsylvania city recently announced that it plans to ban single-use plastic bags by fall. Read on to learn more.
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Since 2018, numerous Pennsylvania cities and municipalities, including Philadelphia, Ambler, West Chester, Radnor, and more, have passed ordinances banning retail businesses from providing single-use plastic bags to their customers. However, the Commonwealth will soon add another major city to this list.

Last year, Pittsburgh's City Council approved a similar ban on single-use plastic bags. Originally, the ban was set to go into effect next month in April. However, according to local sources, the start of the ban has been pushed back to the fall, with an expected start date of October 14th.

According to Pittsburgh's local news station WTAE 4, businesses within Pittsburgh's city limits will need to post notices in their stores at least 90 days before the plastic bag ban starts to let customers know about the change.

Single-use plastic bag bans now impact more than 16 percent of the Commonwealth's population, according to PennEnvironment. Once the Pittsburgh plastic bag ban takes effect this fall, that number will increase.

What do you think about the banning of single-use plastic bags in Pennsylvania cities and towns?

Do you think it's necessary, or is it an inconvenience to customers?

Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments.

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