Reduce Plastic Bag Pollution, Winchester

Victory | April 30 2018

Plastic Pollution

The Massachusetts chapter helped pass a plastic bag reduction law in Winchester.

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

The chapter prepared a rebuttal argument to help assuage concerns raised by the community and the council.

The ordinance passed on April 30, 2018, and goes into effect on November 1, 2018 for stores larger than 4500 square feet, and May 1, 2019 for all others.

Read the law here, and check out the chapter's rebuttal, 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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