Environment Massachusetts applauds State Senate for passing plastic bag ban

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 The Massachusetts State Senate voted on Wednesday night to ban single-use plastic bags across Massachusetts, a critical step toward protecting our oceans and marine animals from plastic pollution.

Introduced by State Sen. Jamie Eldridge, bill S.2410 passed with an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 36-4. The bill must next pass the State House before heading to the governor’s desk. 

Environment Massachusetts ocean associate Michaela Morris issued the following statement in response: 

“It’s time to shift away from single-use plastic, and this vote is an important step forward. Nothing we use for a few minutes should be allowed to pollute our waterways and threaten our wildlife for hundreds of years. 

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