Earlier this week Mayor Walsh signed a ban on single-use plastic bags in Boston. Starting next December, shoppers will need to bring their own reusable bags to the stores, or pay a 5-cent fee for a thicker, compostable plastic bag or a paper bag with handles. Boston joins 59 other cities and towns in Massachusetts with plastic bag regulations. Read more in the Boston Globe.
Supporters of this ban point to the positive effect it will have on the environment, as well as the decrease of litter on the city streets. Opponents worry about the financial burden it will place on consumers.
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