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.