Plastic bag

The Baltimore County Council is considering a ban on single-use plastic bags. If passed, the Bring Your Own Bag Act would prevent retailers from offering disposable plastic bags and institute a 10-cent charge on paper bags.

Baltimore County Council held their first meeting of the new year last week in which a number of new legislative bills were introduced.

As local officials gathered for the first session last Tuesday, the county council kicked off the meeting by voting Councilman Julian E. Jones, Jr to be chair for the third year in a row.