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South Kingstown Patch

Letter: South Kingstown's Plastic Problem

Environmental advocate urges South Kingstown to ban reusable plastic bags.
By
Seamus Sullivan

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...