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Momentum Seen Building For Plastic Bag Ban In Massachusetts

A shopper with a single-use plastic bag

    New York, beginning next March, will ban retailers from giving customers single-use plastic shopping bags. Is Massachusetts next?

       More than 90 communities in Massachusetts, including Boston, already have restrictions in place. The Pittsfield City Council recently passed a plastic bag ordinance.  The Springfield City Council has a public hearing scheduled next week.

      A statewide ban was the subject of a legislative hearing at the State House this week.

      WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Janet Domenitz, executive director of MassPIRG.

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