It sounds as if Pittsfield, MA, is in the early stages of a possible ban on single use plastic bags. According to an article on TheBerkshireEagle.com, The city’s Green Commission is considering a recommendation to the City Council on an ordinance that would ban the plastic bags commonly used at supermarkets, convenience stores and other businesses.
Pittsfield would be joining two other Berkshire towns, Lennox and Lee, which have already passed similar bans. The environmental impact of a ban in Pittsfield would be tremendous considering the size of the town, and large number of businesses currently using plastic bags. No doubt, the scope of the ban will also be the cause of some push back, which was not seen in Lennox.
For more on this story, and how Lenox and Lee implemented bans, click here to check out the Berkshire Eagle article by Jim Therrien.
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