Plastic Free

ReThink, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Plastic Bag Ban

The Plastic Bag Ban aims to end the use of plastic bags by local businesses and instead requires those made of compostable materials. With the Source Separation Law, residents would separate their recyclables/compostables from regular trash at the source. To see the bills, you can find them HERE. For more information on the passing of the Plastic Bag Ban click HERE.

Plastic Straw Ban

Five hundred million plastic straws are used every day in the U.S. according to BeStrawFree. To put it in perspective, that would fill over 127 school buses each day, or more than 46,400 school buses every year. That is enough straw waste to wrap the circumference of the earth 2.5 times each day! The vast majority of those straws and stirrers end up in the environment, according to Better Alternatives Now (BAN 2.0), an analysis put together by several pollution research groups.
For more information on the passing of the Plastic Straw Ban click HERE.

A pile of plastic straws found in the debris of a local restaurant destroyed by Hurricane Irma in 2017.

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