Philadelphia announces plastic bag ban to begin July 1

In a move that a lot of other major cities are doing, starting July 1 the city of Philadelphia will be banning plastic bags.

It is looked at as both a environmental move as it will help clean up Philly's streets and waterways, and reducing plastic waste.

According to FOX 29:

The ban, which was originally passed by City Council in December 2019, follows a period of delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Although the ban begins July 1, the city will implement a 9-month awareness, education, and warning period. After April 1, 2022, the city will begin to fully enforce the ban. 

As such, businesses are encouraged to begin phasing out their plastic bag supply and post signage notifying customers of the change as soon as possible.

"Even in the wake of recovery from a global pandemic, the climate crisis and plastic pollution remain two very serious threats to our planet and society," said Mayor Jim Kenney.

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