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Plastic Bag Ban Reintroduced At Baltimore City Council Meeting

The so-called plastic bag ban is back on the table in Baltimore City. The measure was reintroduced after it was vetoed by the mayor late last year.



Montgomery County Considering Styrofoam Ban

Lawmakers in Montgomery County are proposing legislation that would ban the use of plastic foam food containers.


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What’s Best For The Environment: Do This, Not That

When trying to determine what is best for the environment, there are several options we are faced with. Here are some helpful and simple pointers to lead a greener lifestyle.


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Study: Chemical BPA May Raise Risk Of Miscarriage

New research suggests that high levels of BPA might raise the risk of miscarriage in women.


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Wegmans Recalls Pumpkin Rolls Because Of Plastic

Wegmans is recalling a batch of pumpkin rolls because the baked goods may contain pieces of clear plastic from the packaging.



Company Recalls Soup Sold At Wegmans, Including Md. Location

A Fall River, Mass., manufacturer is recalling about 4,000 pounds of soup products after consumers found bits of plastic in the soups.


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Metro Urging Travelers To Use Plastic Farecards

Metro is encouraging customers to switch from using paper farecards to plastic ones.


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Easton Recycling Program To Begin July 1

Easton’s curbside recycling program is set to begin July 1.


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Prince George’s Could Add 5-Cent Bag Tax

Prince George’s County could be the next jurisdiction in line in the Washington area to add a disposable bag tax.


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Montgomery County Readies For 5-Cent Bag Fee

Montgomery County is getting ready to implement a 5-cent bag tax modeled after the one that took effect in the nation’s capital in January 2010.


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Montgomery Co. To Charge Shoppers Extra For Plastic, Paper Bags

Bring your own or pay up. Some stores right here in Maryland will now charge you more money to take your purchases home in a plastic or paper bag. Now the question is whether the tax is needed statewide.


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Dead Woman Found Wrapped In Plastic

Karen Ferrell’s family reported her missing, then started smelling a strong odor inside her home. Now they’re working to find who killed her—and how.