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Next year, the usual trip to the grocery store could get a little more expensive.

The Cuyahoga County Council is set to consider an ordinance, placing a fee on plastic and paper bags.

Cuyahoga County Councilwoman Sunny Simon is set to present her proposal Tuesday evening.

The proposed ordinance would charge customers an extra 10-cents for every paper or plastic bag they use. Since 2012, Simon said the county has seen a huge problem with plastic pollution.

“We are drinking water that is contaminated with plastic now because the plastic has micro-plastic particles that cannot be filtered through the water system,” said Simon.

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