TITLE

Massachusetts Towns Consider Bans on Plastic Products

PUB. DATE
May 2013
SOURCE
Solid Waste Report;5/10/2013, Vol. 44 Issue 8, p5
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the plan of the towns of Massachusetts to ban plastic products in 2013. It states that some of the plastic products that are proposed to be banned include water bottles, thin film plastic bags and polystyrene cups. According to the author, if the local governments approve the proposal, the ban will be effective on July 1, 2013.
ACCESSION #
87630665

 

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