Ban the Bag in York, Maine!

Victory | November 03 2015

Plastic Pollution

The Surfrider Foundation Maine Chapter supported the efforts of Bring Your Own Bag York to help pass a single-use bag ban in the town of York, Maine.

While the ordinance does not include the key provision for a mandatory, uniform fee on paper bags, which would support small businesses and encourage consumers to reduce consumption of single-use bags... York, Maine voters passed the ban by a 59% approval on November 3, 2015, which is a great start!!!

York is the first town in Maine to pass a ban on plastic bags, following momentum created by Portland and other areas that are passing fee-based measures.

Read the ordinance here.

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Plastic Pollution

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