Reduce Plastic Bag Pollution, Belmont!

Victory | April 30 2018

Plastic Pollution

The Massachusetts chapter helped pass a plastic bag reduction ordinance in Belmont!

The Massachusetts chapter worked with local activists to help Belmont pass a law that aims to reduce plastic bag use.

The chapter submitted a letter of testimony and gave talk at a public forum about bag laws. A core volunteer who lives in Belmont was actively involved.

The ordinance passed on April 30, 2018, and goes into effect for retail establishments over 30k square feet on November 1, 2018, and all other retailers, on February 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 bag 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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