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How Would A 5 Cent Bag Fee Impact Boston?14:00

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Almost 40 Massachusetts cities have either banned plastic bags or levied a fee on them, and Boston may be next. The City Council is currently considering a proposed ordinance to add a 5 cent fee to any reusable plastic, recyclable paper or compostable plastic bag sold by a retailer in Boston.

The vote has been put off until 2017, but we wanted to talk more about the reason cities introduce these ordinances.


Eric Goldstein, senior attorney at the Natural Resources Defense Council and New York City environment director, which tweets @NRDCNY.

This segment aired on December 14, 2016.


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