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Single-use plastic bag ban passes first reading
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Camden Fire Department (CFD) Asst. Chief Eddie Gardner (second from left) discusses the CFD’s recent smoke alarm “blitzes” ahead of a presentation of a plaque by American Red Cross representatives for “saving numerous lives through this special program. CFD Chief John Bowers said about 2,000 smoke alarms have been installed in and around Camden during three blitzes. - photo by Gee Whetsel
Members of Camden City Council unanimously approved first reading of an ordinance that would ban the use of “single-use” plastic bags by businesses and organizations in the city at their Tuesday evening meeting. If adopted, the ordinance, introduced by Councilman Jeffrey Graham, will not take effect until January 1, 2020.