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Plastic bag bans
  • Published
    April 3, 2017

    City Council to revisit bag ban, consider rights resolve

    Plastic bags are back on the agenda at City Hall Tuesday night, April 4, as is a citizen proposal for a wide-ranging city resolution on civil rights and the environment. The City Council last month considered adopting an ordinance to limit single-use plastic bags at several large stores in the city, including Hannaford and Ocean State Job Lot. But testimony from residents who wanted a stronger law apparently ...

  • Published
    March 23, 2017

    Council stuffs wimpy bag ban under sink, looks for stronger solution

    An ordinance aimed at reducing the number of single-use plastic bags given out by local merchants got strong support at a public hearing March 21. But many attendees thought it didn't go far enough. The City Council ultimately agreed and tabled the question in order to make the rules stronger. The limited ban, as originally proposed, would have targeted stores larger than 10,000 square feet, with food making up ...

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