Montgomery County MD Plastic Bag Fee


Chapter: DC
State: MD
Country: USA
Theme: Plastic Pollution
Launch Date: October 13 2010
Completion Date: May 03 2011
Status: Victory

The Montgomery County Council voted 8-1 in support of a five-cent fee on single-use plastic and paper bags. The fee will be charged by all retailers in the county starting January 1, 2012, with proceeds supporting watershed protection via the Water Quality Protection Fund. The Surfrider DC Chapter had an active part of this victory by sending in letters of support, speaking at council meetings and rally support from the community.