Maryland News

Frederick County could be next area to ban single-use plastic items

June 18, 2019

From bags to straws to carry out containers — could Frederick County be the next jurisdiction to ban single-use plastic items? One lawmaker there is opening discussions.  

Baltimore Councilman to propose ban on plastic bags, checkout bag surcharge at city retailers

June 13, 2019

Baltimore City Councilman Bill Henry plans to propose a ban on plastic bags at city grocers and corner stores, his office said Thursday.

Plastic bag ban proposed in Baltimore City

June 18, 2019

The Baltimore City Council will discuss new legislation that would ban plastic bags in stores and impose a tax on other varieties.

Baltimore City Council Introduces Bill To Ban Plastic Bags

June 17, 2019

Those plastic bags you get at your local supermarket, or just about anywhere you shop in Baltimore City, could be a thing of the past under a measure City Councilman Bill Henry plans to introduce a

Councilman Henry picks back up on push to ban plastic bags in Baltimore City

June 14, 2019

Years after Stephanie Rawlings-Blake vetoed legislation banning stores from handing out plastics bags in Baltimore City, Councilman Bill Henry is giving it another go.


Join the Pollinator Protection Squad!

June 4, 2019

Three years ago, we were part of a coalition to ban consumer pesticides containing bee-killing neonicotinoids (neonics) in Maryland. This law went into effect on January 1, 2018.