Massachusetts

Ban Single-Use Water Bottles & Bags, Lincoln!

Victory | March 26 2018

Plastic Pollution

The Massachusetts chapter helped pass a ban on single-use water bottles and plastic bags in Lincoln!

The Massachusetts chapter worked with local activists to help Lincoln pass a law that bans single-use plastic check-out bags (Article 32) and non-reusable water bottles (Articles 33/34).

The chapter submitted a letter of testimony and participated in an online business forum to support the campaign.

The ordinance passed on March 26, 2018, and goes into effect on January 1, 2019.

Read the law here, and check out the chapter's testimony, here.

For more information or to engage in the chapter's ongoing efforts to mitigate plastic pollution in Massachusetts, please email the MA Chapter's volunteer campaign coordinator, Alex Vai.

Another important way to support our work is to join or renew your Surfrider Foundation membership, and come get active with our chapter! Email our chair for information on monthly meetings and other ways to engage.

Plastic Pollution

Rise Above Plastics is designed to eliminate the impacts of plastics in the marine environment by raising awareness about the dangers of plastic pollution and by advocating for a reduction of single-use plastics and the recycling of all plastics.

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