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Ohio Governor Wants to Ban Local Governments from Regulating Single-Use Plastics


The pandemic has brought about a slew of new sanitation initiatives, including the discontinued use of reusable bags at many retail locations.

Now that more is known about COVID-19 transmission, stores are once again allowing customers to bring their own bags, and cities are hitting play on their sustainability initiatives once again.

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine is preparing to sign a bill that will prevent municipalities from banning single-use plastic bags, saying that "the pandemic raises health questions about banning plastic bags in favor of reusable bags and containers."

House Bill 242 will put a moratorium on any local taxes and fees meant at discouraging the use of single-use plastics, allowing for "more uniformity in business regulations."

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