Repeal Maine's Single-use Plastic Bag Law

Last updated: Jan 31, 2021

Details about this bill
Category: Environmental
Status: In Committee
Sponsor: Senator Paul Davis, Senate 4 - Piscataquis County
Session: 130
Bill #: LD 244

Position:

Opposed.

Summary:

This bill repeals the law restricting the use of single-use carry-out plastic bags by retail stores and instead allows a retailer to use plastic bags to bag products at the point of retail sale if the retailer locates inside the store or within 20 feet of the main entrance to the store a receptacle for collecting any used plastic bags and ensures that the plastic bags collected are recycled or delivered to a person engaged in recycling plastics.