Taking initiative to clean the oceans
Essex Single Use Plastic Ban
Multiple members of the Seaside community, as well as collaborators representing the town of Essex, presented a proposal to town representatives banning the use of single use plastic bags, stirrers, hotstoppers, straws, and polystyrene (styrofoam).
Bylaw passed in official town meeting August 2019
Bylaw goes into effect January 1, 2021
Partners: Alan McCoy (Seaside board member and Essex resident), Aimee Voerman (Seaside intern and leader of the bylaw proposal), Brendhan Zurbreki (Town Administrator), Peter Phippen (Town of Essex Selectman), Seaside Sustainability