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Plastic Bag Ban Approved By Stamford Board

Stamford is the latest community to ban plastic bags, like these ones caught in trees, to reduce environmental pollution.
Stamford is the latest community to ban plastic bags, like these ones caught in trees, to reduce environmental pollution. Photo Credit: Jon Craig

Stamford joined Greenwich and Westport in approving a future ban on single-use plastic bags in that city.

On Monday, Oct. 1, Stamford's Board of Representatives in voted in favor of the ban, which begins in six months.

Stamford's board also approved charging 10 cents to customers who use recyclable paper bags instead of bringing their own reusable bags.

The new city ordinance calls for the paper bags be 100 percent recyclable and contain at least 40 percent recycled content. 

Greenwich's ban went into effect on Sept. 12, also six months after its passage, as reported here by Daily Voice.

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