One-way Plastic Bag Prohibition Invoice To Be Launched in Pittsburgh Metropolis Council – CBS Pittsburgh

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A proposal to ban plastic bags in Pittsburgh is unveiled today.

City councilor Erika Strassburger wants to regulate the disposable plastic bags from grocery stores or take-away food.

Eight states, including New York, Maine and California, have already banned the plastic bags.

Environmental group Re-Use This Bag says that a plastic bag is used for an average of 12 minutes before it’s thrown away, and says the bag is never biodegradable.

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