Environment
2:17 pm
Thu January 31, 2013

Bristol proposes plastic bag ban

Following in Barrington’s footsteps, Bristol’s Town Council will review a proposal to ban single-use plastic bags from the town’s businesses in a meeting scheduled for February 20th. Council Member Timothy Sweeney initially proposed the ban on January 23rd. He says the response thus far from Bristol citizens seems positive, as the ban would reduce the amount of plastic that ends up in the Bay.

“I think it’s a small step forward to keeping all of us healthy and keeping future generations and the marine life here, in Bristol, and in Rhode Island as a whole, protecting it.”

The ban would apply to local businesses, as well as to larger chains in the town, such as supermarkets.

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