Group to propose town adopting plastic bag ban

December 03, 2018 05:13 AM

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Environmental advocates are pushing for a Vermont town to join the chorus of communities across the country in banning plastic shopping bags.
The Bennington Banner reports the Climate Advocates of Bennington will formally propose a ban before the town Select Board Dec. 10.
The group has not decided on the details of the ban, but member Elizabeth Schumer says they want to model it on the ordinance that went into effect in Brattleboro in July.
The Brattleboro ordinance bans local businesses from giving out single-use plastic bags or they will face a potential $50 fine.
Climate Advocates coordinator Barbara True-Weber says single-use plastic has become overwhelming for oceans and landfills.
Member Michelle Alexander says Select Board members have expressed support for the ban.

(Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Advertisement – Content Continues Below


Andrew Murphy

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Relay Media Amp
Police seeking help locating suspect of Ticonderoga homicide

Mayor of Cohoes responds to incident at his house

Police confirm identities of those killed in double murder-suicide

Three people dead in Ballston Spa murder-suicide

Concerns rise over sex offenders living close to Albany schools