Statewide plastic bag ban push is on

Michael Norton, State House News Service

Referring to “anti-plastic warriors” aligned with the movement, Pecci described efforts in New England states to ban straws and plastic bags, as well as Styrofoam, to expand bottle redemption laws to cover more beverages, and to shift recycling costs from taxpayers to waste producers and consumers. She said non-recyclables are contaminating recyclables, and that most states in the region are “getting hammered by recycling costs.”

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