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South Portland approves plastic bag fee

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Residents in South Portland will soon have to pay for plastic bags at grocery stores.

The Portland Press Herald reports South Portland's city council approved a measure imposing a five-cent fee on paper or plastic one-time use shopping bags.

This specific measure also bans polystyrene food packaging and mirrors the one passed in Portland this April.
City leaders said they wanted both cities to be on the same page with one another. The changes are tentatively set to go into effect March 1. 



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