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.