Plastic reduction legislation heard

Reducing the use of plastics to preserve the environment has become a priority of the Rhode Island State Senate, with three Democratic senators introducing plastics-related bills in the General Assembly earlier this year. The bills, which include reducing use of plastic bags, plastic straws, and polystyrene containers, were heard before the Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee on March 6, and are currently being held for further study.
Block Island has already banned balloons, and the use of plastic bags at points of sale at retail shops and restaurants, and has considered a prohibition on

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