Single Use Plastics

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

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Ulster County legislators are considering a measure to include additional single-use plastic items in a law pertaining to plastic straws. The county executive supports the proposed law while the legislature’s minority leader has concerns.

Woodstock Implements New Rules For Single-Use Plastics

Apr 25, 2019
Plastic straws
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A town board in New York’s Hudson Valley recently passed a resolution to reduce multiple single-use plastic items, and a few other disposables. And phase one of implementation began earlier this week, on Earth Day.

A plastic bag
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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.