By CBS Baltimore Staff

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore announced the decision to delay the single-use plastic bag ban for businesses.

Retailers will now have until Oct. 1 to comply with the ordinance. Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott previously delayed the ban until July 9 due to economic hardships caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Mayor Scott said that more time is still needed to distribute the reusable bags and to make the community aware of the changes.

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CBS Baltimore Staff