Massachusetts State Senator Brian Joyce has introduced a bill that would phase in a 15 cent per bag fee in the Commonwealth by 2014.
A similar approach in Ireland has decreased plastic bag usage by over 90%. Plastic bags are one of the most visible and dangerous components of marine debris pollution.
CAW and Bag Fees:
- CAW is sponsoring AB 2058 (Levine), which would require retailers to charge a fee for plastic bags if certain reduction benchmarks are not met.