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Posted on: January 30, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Plastic Bag ban in effect January 12, 2020

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Effective January 12, 2020, the Town’s ban on plastic bags is in effect.

Please see the Town’s ordinance for detail information, however, the purpose of this article is to improve the environment in East Greenwich and the health, safety, and welfare of its residents by reducing the number of plastic and paper bags being used.  The Town is encouraging the use of reusable carryout bags and banning the use of plastic bags for retail checkout of goods. Retail establishments are encouraged to make reusable carryout bags available for sale. 

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