Hearing today on plastic bag ban in Philadelphia

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Hearing on plastic bag ban in Philadelphia
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Hearing on plastic bag ban in Philadelphia: as seen on Action News Mornings, October 22, 2019.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- There is a push to stop Philadelphia businesses from using plastic bags.

A hearing on the matter will be held at City Hall Tuesday afternoon.

The council will hear testimony on a measure to "permit the use of only certain bags by retail establishments at the point of sale or for a delivery; and establishing a charge, payable by the consumer to the establishment, for the provision of other types of bags; all under certain terms and conditions."

But even if council members can rally enough support for a measure, the legislation will have to wait.

Under the latest Pennsylvania budget signed in June, municipalities cannot pass packaging bans or fee for at least one year to allow for a feasibility study.