Environment Rhode Island
Newport Patch

Letter to the Editor: Newport's Plastic Problem

Michael Roy, of Environment Rhode Island, urges banning plastic shopping bags.
Michael Roy

Dear Editor, 

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, more than 100 billion plastic grocery bags are used in the US each year, wasting millions of barrels of oil and clogging our landfills. And because these bags are so ubiquitous and so light, far too many of them wind up as litter in our waterways, parks, yards, and roadsides. Read more...