Plastic bags could be banned in Connecticut — and sooner than you think – Hartford Courant – USAPosted on February 11, 2019 by DrRossH in Plastic Limiting Regulations
Demands for a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags are putting Connecticut lawmakers under increasing pressure. More than a score of state municipalities either already have passed or are considering local ordinances to ban or place fees on environmentally damaging plastic bags.
Environmentalists have been lobbying against single-use plastic bags for years, warning of the damage they create for land and marine ecosystems.
Plastic bag ban proposals haven’t gotten very far in previous legislative sessions, but public awareness of the plastic waste issue is growing. There are now also bills before the General Assembly to ban helium balloons, disposable plastic trays and tableware.
By some estimates, an average American family uses as many as 1,500 bags annually, and experts say one billion plastic bags are used in Connecticut every year.
It is sad to see the absolute greed of the plastics industry to try and override the intentions of these types of bill to protect our environment so future generations will have what we have. To put their greed first for them selves and not to care about the children of today and tomorrow is appalling.