Plastic bags are consistently in the top 6 most common litter items from beach and land cleanups. They’re dangerous to wildlife, and can break down into microplastics that end up in our drinking water, threatening our own health. They also contaminate our recycling and jam up our recycling machinery, increasing recycling costs across the board.
As of today, 95 Massachusetts cities and towns, from Pittsfield to Boston, have already passed bag bans – but this bill would help reduce plastic pollution even more by making it a statewide law. And because it includes a 10 cent fee on paper bags, it would encourage people to switch to reusable bags, the best option.
Help us cut plastic pollution – email your representatives and ask them to help get this bag ban law on the books.
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