29 Nov '17, 6pm

Boston City Council votes UNANIMOUSLY to ban plastic bags

Boston, MA—Boston is on its way to becoming the largest city on the East Coast to pass plastic bag regulations today. Similar to that of Cambridge’s, which went into effect in March of 2016, Boston’s comprehensive law requires recycled content in paper bags, and that reusable bags be durable by having a minimum thickness. The Boston regulations also include a modest 5¢ fee on all single-use bags to encourage shoppers to bring their own bags. The retailer keeps the fee making this a minimum price not a tax. Emily Norton, Director of the Massachusetts Sierra Club, said, “We thank the City Council for approving this ordinance, and especially Councilor O’Malley and Council President Wu for their leadership on this critical environmental issue. We urge Mayor Walsh to sign the ordinance.” This ordinance will help reduce solid waste and litter from the over 200 million single-use...

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