Governor Carney’s Statement on Passage of Plastic Bag Ban

DOVER, Del. – Governor John Carney on Thursday released the following statement on the General Assembly’s final passage of House Bill 130, which will ban single-use plastic bags in Delaware:

“Plastic bags are a significant source of litter in our state. Many get stuck in trees or discarded on the side of the road. We know that very few plastic bags are recycled and many end up as litter in our communities. I look forward to signing this legislation, which will help clean up our state and give us another tool to protect our environment. Thank you to the sponsor of this legislation, Representative Brady, and members of the Delaware House and Senate for their partnership on this issue.”

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