Plastic Bag Ban — Ordinance Committee hearing

Cambridge City Councillor Dennis Carlone invites residents, businesses, and all interested parties to attend the ordinance committee hearing on the plastic bag ban.

The meeting will be held in the Sullivan Chamber at City Hall, Thursday, March 12, 5:30 pm. It is expected that the council will listen to public comment and consider a series of amendments to pending legislation at this hearing.

Councillor Carlone believes that plastic checkout bags should be restricted and banned because they are typically made from a polyethylene that is not biodegradable. Instead, the bags break into small pieces, called microplastics, which are consumed by animals and litter the ground. The bags have been shown to release toxins into the soil and water, threatening the food chain and presenting a serious danger to both humans and animals. 

Councillor Carlone outlined his thoughts on the proposed amendments in this blog post from January.

Here are the materials for the March 12 meeting:

Please do not hesitate to contact our office with any questions or concerns. Thank you.

WHEN
March 12, 2015 at 5:30pm - 7:30pm
WHERE
Cambridge City Hall
795 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139
United States
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CONTACT
Mike Connolly, Aide to Councillor Carlone · · 6173494279
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    In addition, I have also added some thoughts to my city council blog...
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    We have posted all of the materials for tomorrow's meeting online... http://www.denniscarlone.org/plastic_bag_ban_cambridge_ordinance
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    @DennisCarlone is pushing to make #CambMa largest city on East Coast to ban single-use plastic bags.
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    @DennisCarlone is pushing to make #CambMa largest city on East Coast to ban single-use plastic bags.
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