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Maine rejects proposed 5-cent fee on shopping bags

By: Gayle S. Putrich

Members of the Maine Statehouse have plastics on the brain. The House rejected a bill May 30 that would have required shoppers to pay 5 cents for plastic shopping bags. Just days earlier, the House voted unanimously in favor of banning bisphenol A from infant formula cans and baby-food jar lids.

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