Plan to charge for disposable shopping bags in Portland moves forward
PORTLAND (WGME) -- A plan to charge ten cents for disposable shopping bags in Portland is moving forward.
Our media partners at the Portland Press Herald report the plan won the endorsement of a special working group and will now head to a city council subcommittee for review.
The fee would apply to bags given out by grocery and convenience stores.
The working group added dry cleaner bags, restaurants, food trucks and farmers markets.
Opponents say the fee will drive up costs and encourage people to shop outside Portland.