Beyond Plastic

New report calculates how to eliminate billions of single use plastic bags 

MASSPIRG Education Fund releases new report: Plastic Bag Bans Work

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Janet Domenitz of MASSPIRG is joined by Madison Latiolais of Community Action Works, Lydia Churchill of Environment Massachusetts, state Senator Jamie Eldridge, Alex Vai of Surfrider Foundation/MA, Clint Richmond of Sierra Club/MA, Grace Simmons from state Rep. Mindy Domb's office, and several Public Interest Network canvassers at the release of the new report: Plastic Bag Bans Work.

Plastic Bag Bans Work, a new report released Thursday by MASSPIRG Education Fund, Environment Massachusetts Research and Policy Center, and Frontier Group, estimates that, on average, plastic bag bans similar to those studied can eliminate almost 300 single-use plastic bags per person, per year. Studied bans have also reduced plastic bag litter by one-third or more and encouraged the use of more sustainable options. MASSPIRG Education Fund was joined by Surfrider Foundation of MA, Sierra Club, and state Senator Jamie Eldridge to herald the findings of the report: Plastic bag bans work to reduce litter, waste, and plastic pollution. 

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