Seven city councilors propose a ten cent paper bag fee

Seven city councilors propose a ten cent paper bag fee

Three years after city councilors (actually at the time they were aldermen) approved a ban on plastic bags from supermarkets and other large retail stores, a group of eight councilors want to you to pay a dime for each paper bag you receive while banning plastic bags...
Newton’s plastic bag ban begins next week

Newton’s plastic bag ban begins next week

Note: This thread has been updated with this photo from Shaw’s. Newton’s plastic bag ban, approved by aldermen in January on a 22-0 vote, goes into effect July 30. The restrictions apply to commercial entities with retail space larger than 3,500 square...

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