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Bag Ban Now Island Wide

The Newport Daily News reports that The Portsmouth Town Council last night made a single-use plastic bag ban island wide, voting 6-1 to approve a prohibition in Portsmouth effective Sept. 1 this year.
The push, led by the nonprofit group Clean Ocean Access, is intended to protect the environment from a material that never fully decomposes and prompt residents to start bringing reusable bags to retailers.

Newport and Middletown had similar bans take effect late last year.



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