Pa. lawmakers push to eliminate litter and single-use plastic

Daily Collegian

Plastic straws, plastic bags and Styrofoam food-takeout containers could be on their way out in Pennsylvania if some Democratic state representatives get the change they want.

The package includes a bill from Montgomery County Rep. Mary Jo Daley that would prohibit plastic straws from being distributed, except at the request of a customer. Another measure, from Philadelphia Rep. Donna Bullock, would increase fines on illegal dumping. A 2-cent fee on non-reusable plastic bags at big grocery stores was presented by Philadelphia Reps. Brian Sims and Jared Solomon. Read more>>>