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Plastic bag ban bill gets public hearing in Hartford

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The public will have a chance to weigh in on the fate of single-use plastic bags here in our state on Monday in Hartford. 

There’s a bill which prohibits stores from providing or selling single-use plastic bags starting in 2020.

Related: Plastic bag, straw bans up for discussion at state Capitol

Another bill requires stores to charge customers at least 5 cents per bag.

Governor Ned Lamont says a billion plastic bags are used every year in the state, but the recycling rate is about 5 percent. 

There’s also a bill that would ban single use food containers. 
 

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