Plastic bag ban about to begin in Pittsfield

WNYT Staff
Created: December 28, 2019 11:01 AM

PITTSFIELD, Mass. - People living in Pittsfield will see a big change in stores next week. That's when a new ban on plastic bags takes effect.

NewsChannel 13’s media partners at The Berkshire Eagle were there when the City Council approved the ban in March following a push from environmental advocates.

The ban - which also applies to non-grocery retailers, allows for biodegradable alternatives.

The city plans to enforce the measure through its health department with a complaint-based system.

For any businesses struggling to meet the deadline, the city will consider hardship deferment requests.

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