Massachusetts

Ban the bag, Mansfield!

Victory | May 15 2018

Plastic Pollution

The Massachusetts Chapter supported a campaign to help Mansfield, MA ban single-use plastic checkout bags.

In an effort to help build a strong case for support for the statewide legislation to ban plastic bags in Massachusetts, the MA chapter worked with local activists to help Mansfield pass a bag ban. Read the proposed bylaw here, and check out the chapter's letter, here.

A favorable decision was won on May 15, 2018, and the ordinance will go into effect on November 1, 2018.

To learn more about involvement in plastic pollution mitigation 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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