Plastic bag ban takes effect in Baltimore County today
(Towson, MD) -- Baltimore County's so-called "Bring Your Own Bag Act" takes effect today.
The ban prohibits single-use plastic bags at many establishments in Baltimore County and imposes a five-cent fee for reusable or paper bags.
The law will exempt some paper bags from the five-cent surcharge, such as those used to package prescriptions at pharmacies.
Anne Arundel County will enact a similar law next year.
Information contributed by 247newssource.com.