Boston City Council passed plastic bag ban

2022-07-23
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Boston City Council passed the ban on plastic bags

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core tip: on November 29, Boston City Council voted to ban thin plastic bags since June 2016, unanimously passed the ban, and implemented a five cent charging system for handle paper bags and thick plastic compost bags. But Mayor martinwalsh said he was still considering whether to support the measure

[China Packaging News] on November 29, Boston City Council voted to ban the use of thin plastic bags, unanimously passed the ban, and implemented a five cent charging system for handle paper bags and thick plastic compost bags. But Mayor Martin Walsh said he was still considering whether to support this measure

the city council voted in favour of the ban with a vote of. This action aims to reduce plastic waste and mitigate the impact of climate change on Urban Finance and quality of life. Michelle Wu, chairman of the City Council, said: "this is a difficult problem facing the city. We are facing the world climate change problem. The ban on plastic bags is a small step in urban control." Advocates of the ban say this will put pressure on Massachusetts' statewide legislation

Michelle Wu, chairman of the City Council,

but apba, the American packaging reform alliance in the plastic industry, called the measure a tax and encouraged Walsh to reject it. Apba expressed the hope to cooperate with the mayor to provide better solutions. Matt seaholm, executive director of apba, said: "city councillors have adopted a policy to push up the largest tax revenue for the elderly and low-income families during the holiday shopping season. This decree will encourage the use of plastic packaging worse than 100% recyclable and highly reusable plastic retail bags, which will actually lead to more greenhouse gas emissions."

Matt O'Malley, one of the sponsors of the Boston act and a member of the Council, shared with the industry the latest developments, development trends and utilization in this market field. At a council meeting, Matt O'Malley said that another 59 communities in Massachusetts had passed similar prohibitions. He pointed out that relevant laws had reduced garbage on urban streets. After the ban was passed in San Diego, California, plastic bag waste will be reduced from 10% to 1.5%. After the ban was implemented in San Jose, California, the use of plastic bags decreased by 89%. He said: "these measures are effective. If higher fees are charged, it is difficult for consumers to have better physical properties and dimensional stability, but the fee of 5 cents is easier to be accepted and plays an incentive role."

the law requires stores to charge a fee and use recyclable paper bags, compostable plastic bags or reusable plastic bags at least 3 mm thick in accordance with ASTM d6400. Retailers will retain these fees. Omari said that the implementation of the law would be delayed for one year. Several council members who supported the ban encouraged the city to reduce its economic impact on low-income residents and the elderly by distributing free reusable packaging bags

apba said: "plastic retail bags account for a very small part of the total waste, so no significant waste reduction will be achieved through bans or taxes."

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