Communities Band Together in Support of Reusable Bag Bill

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Citywide cleanup effort and reusable bag distribution offer look to future of litter-free Baltimore

Blue Water Baltimore, the Waterfront Partnership, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Trash Free Maryland, Clean Water Action and  volunteers will join forces in a citywide cleanup effort and to hand out reusable bags to show their support of the Baltimore City Reusable Bag Bill (Bill 14-0372). Plastic bags make up a significant percentage of the litter found in city streets, parks and waterways. By coming together to pick up disposable bags and other trash from area parks and to distribute free reusable bags so that we find fewer littered disposable bags in the future, the group hopes to show how much they care about making their communities clean while supporting this bill that will help ensure they stay that way.

Bill 14-0372, introduced by Councilman Jim Kraft in April 2014, would place a 5-cent fee on disposable plastic bags. Attempts to pass such legislation are not new to the city; a similar bill was introduced this past January that set the fee at 10 cents. Despite widespread public support, it failed to be voted out of committee.

These events are also part of the International Coastal Cleanup, the world’s largest single-day volunteer cleanup effort.


Saturday, September 20, 2014

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.



Six locations throughout the city:


Middle Branch Park
3301 Waterview Avenue, Baltimore MD 21230
Ferry Bar Park
2898 Light Street, Baltimore MD 21230
Herring Run Park
3900 Belair Road, Baltimore MD 21213
Waverly Elementary/Middle School
3400 Ellerslie Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21218
Library Square, McElderry Park
158 North Linwood Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21224
Gwynns Run
3001 Druid Park Drive, Baltimore, MD 21215


Edited from Press Release

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