Charlestown mulls plastic bag ban on town land

CHARLESTOWN, R.I. (WPRI) — Charlestown is considering banning plastic bags and styrofoam from town properties.

The Town Council Vice-President has asked the town solicitor and town administrator to draft a resolution.

The goal is to reduce the garbage that’s polluting local waters and set an example for local businesses to follow.

Barrington already has a plastic bag ban in place.

Last year’s House bill to phase out the use of plastic bags statewide didn’t pass.

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