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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).


Timeline:

  • 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

 

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