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Legislature Contemplates Forcing Stores To Charge Customers For Using Disposable Bags

March 17, 2014

David Bouffard, owner of the Derby Village Store, says cloth bags will become more popular if the state imposes a ten cents per bag charge on his customers. (Photo by Ed Barber)

DERBY - Although it hasn’t gained much traction yet, the Legislature is contemplating a bill that requires merchants to charge ten cents for each disposable bag used. The fee would be imposed on both paper and plastic carryout bags.

Please see The Newport Daily Express Tuesday for the complete story.


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