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Vermont House Gives Preliminary Approval To Plastic Bag Ban

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Josh Landes

The Vermont House has given preliminary approval to a bill that would ban single-use plastic bags.
The House voted  100-24 to approve the measure which would ban the use of single-use plastic bags and polystyrene food and drink containers effective in July 2020.

A similar proposal passed in the Senate.

Vermont Republican Governor Phil Scott said Thursday that he wants to hear from the state's retailers and grocers before making up his mind on the bill.

A number of states across the country are considering such measures as a way to reduce pollution.

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