On Tuesday night, Cuyahoga County Council voted to ban single-use plastic bags. The ban goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2020.

Council passed the ban with an 8-3 vote. It was originally proposed to start on Oct. 1, but pushed back until 2020 to let retails adjust.

Cuyahoga County, according to News 5 Cleveland, will be the first in Ohio with a county-wide ban.

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According to Cleveland.com, the Cuyahoga County Department of Consumer Affairs will enforce the ban. A written warning will come with the first offense. A second violation will come with a $100 fine. After that, the fine is $500 each time.

 

 

 

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