Want to fight plastic pollution in Howard County?

The hearing for Less Plastic Please Bag bill (CB64) will be on Monday, 11/18. This bill will help to decrease disposable plastic by imposing a small fee for its use. The plastic industry is out in force against this bill –  if you don’t want them to win, let your County Council Representative know.

1) Email your County Council representative and cc the whole council.  You can look up your representative here.

District 1 Liz Walsh:

councilmail@howardcountymd.gov

EWalsh@howardcountymd.gov

District 2 Opel Jones:

councilmail@howardcountymd.gov

OJones@howardcountymd.gov

District 3 Christiana Mercer Rigby

councilmail@howardcountymd.gov

CRigby@howardcountymd.gov

District 4 Deb Jung

councilmail@howardcountymd.gov

DJung@howardcountymd.gov

District 5 David Yungmann

councilmail@howardcountymd.gov

DYungmann@howardcountymd.gov

SAMPLE EMAIL:

Please add your personal concerns

Dear Council member,

I am writing today to ask that you support CB64, a fee on plastic bags.

Every minute of every day a garbage truck full of plastic enters our waterways. It is an environmental and health crisis unfolding before our eyes. Fees have been proven to work to reduce plastic pollution and give consumers a choice. CB64 will address the crisis by reducing plastic, and will also bring increased awareness to the community so we can move forward and turn the tide on plastic pollution. (include your address so they know you are a constituent!)

2)  Show up wearing green and carrying signs at the Council Hearing: Monday, 11/18, 7 PM at the George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Dr.

Ellicott City 21043. If you want to testify, you need to sign up and bring seven copies of your testimony: https://apps.howardcountymd.gov/otestimony/