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plastic bag banAlderman Alison Leary, Marcia Cooper of Green Newton and Alderman Emily Norton, pictured here with State Rep. Ruth Balser (3rd from left) were recently honored at State House as “Heroes of the Ocean” for Newton’s municipal ban on single-use plastic bags. The event was sponsored by Mass Sierra Club, where Norton is a director.

It’s been five months this week since¬†Newton’s ban (sponsored by Leary and Norton) began. How do you think it’s working out?