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There’s a local effort underway to phase out plastic water bottles at Albany International Airport.

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On Town Meeting Day, three towns in Vermont approved non-binding resolutions calling on their communities to ban the use of plastic bags.  Other towns in the state had previously passed similar measures.  Sponsors of a bill in the Vermont Senate hope this week’s support will lead to progress in the Statehouse for their proposal.

A movement to ban single-use plastic bags is gaining momentum in Vermont as voters in at least three more communities supported such a ban on Town Meeting Day.