Needham Single-Use Plastic Bag Ban

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claudia yapp
4 years ago
You know why it is important. Why was the effort dropped? Why was the effort not better promoted? Who even knew there was an effort underway to try to get a petition signed? It needs education and publicity. Education in the schools and churches and town papers and public venues. The stores promoting reusable bags can save a lot of money, they can be allies.
Why give up on this?

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Jessica Dunning
4 years ago
Even though my family reuses all of the plastic bags we acquire, I know many families do not, whether it is due to lack of knowledge or just lack of another use. That said, I believe it is important for Needham to continue their Green contributions and changes, by joining this effort. It is a small change but can make a huge difference, especially with our growing population. I studied Environmental Science at school, and had to read many papers on the harmful effects of microplastics in our water. If we as a town could even make a small dent in the production of such littering, I am all for it.

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Joel Golden
4 years ago
Let's join surrounding towns in doing something that's good for our health and environment!

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Kerstin Flashner
4 years ago
I agree! We can live without plastic bags.

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Amy Belcher
4 years ago
I hate plastic bag ignorance.working in retail i never give badges top customers.they carried their goods to my counter in a cart our their hands. Whenever they ask for one out brains my heart. Their most common reason id's sho it "doesn't look like they are stealing"

That's what a receipt is for...

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Aurelie Catherine Cormier
4 years ago
Agreed!

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Mike Nunes
4 years ago
This is an obvious choice. A progressive town like Needham should have done this years ago.

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Jordan Angel
4 years ago
I love you Nan

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Thomas O'Dea
4 years ago
I Believe

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Nan Himmelsbach
4 years ago
Store often give away plastic bags for just one item (those already packaged bag of chips really don't need a second layer) and these are often seen blowing around on the streets. It just adds to the trash around the town, never mind the environmental impacts of free flying plastic bags. This is a great idea and should definitely be pushed forward!!