PG-401-20 enables Prince George’s County to implement a fee for the use of certain disposable bags in certain commercial establishments.
This type of program has successfully reduced waste in other jurisdictions and will help reduce waste and improve the quality of life in College Park and our County.
Americans use billions of plastic bags each year. Many of these one-use bags end up in our landfills and public areas, detracting from our communities and creating costs for local governments.
This legislation is consistent with our work to protect and restore the environment, reduce waste, and create a more attractive community.