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Cambridge, Mass., Is the Largest East Coast City to Ban Single-Use, Plastic Checkout Bags

Cambridge became the largest city on the East Coast to ban single-use, plastic checkout bags Monday night.

The city council passed the so-called Bring Your Own Bag Ordinance by an 8-1 vote, concluding an effort that was started nearly a decade ago. The BYOB legislation also makes Cambridge the first city in the state to require retailers tp charge a fee for paper bags.

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