Lowell to weigh ban on single-use plastic bags  USA

Posted on April 26, 2018 by DrRossH in Plastic Limiting Regulations

LOWELL — Get ready for a cleaner city in 2019. That’s the hope from environment advocates after the City Council voted Tuesday night to move forward with a plastic-bag ban.

Source: Lowell to weigh ban on single-use plastic bags

Councilor Karen Cirillo, the chair of that committee and who had first proposed this idea back in January, said it’s critical for the city to ban plastic bags, “helping the environment and moving the city forward.”

“This is something we need to do,” added Councilor Jim Milinazzo.

More than 60 communities across the state have banned plastic bags. Westford recently passed a bylaw, which will go into effect in 2019.

Stores there will be required to offer recyclable paper bags or reusable bags instead, although certain kinds of disposable bags, such as those for produce and newspaper, will be allowed.