Charleston County votes, passes plastic bag ban

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Charleston County council has voted to ban plastic bags, passing the ban 5-2.

Charleston joining several other Lowcountry municipalities passing single use plastic bag bans including Charleston, Mount Pleasant, Isle of Palms, Folly Beach, Sullivan’s Island, Surfside Beach, Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, Beaufort, Port Royal and Beaufort County.

Thursday’s vote was third and final reading of the plastic bag ban.

This comes as state leaders are looking at bill that would put a ban on plastic bag bans, and Lowcountry mayors fight for the “Home Rule”. (See more on this story above)

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