Summary of the April 3, 2023, #NewtownPA Environmental Advisory Council Special Educational Meeting Regarding Proposed Single-Use Plastics Ban | Newtown News of Interest |

[Image: 1 & 2: Signage, 3: Supervisor Elen Snyder, 4: Faran Savitz, 5: McCaffrey's VP of Operations, 6: ;Alisa Shargorodsky]


The Newtown Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) held a special meeting on April 3, 2023, to educate local businesses and residents about a proposed ordinance to ban single-use plastics by township restaurants and retail businesses.


The main attraction was a presentation (see below) by Faran Savitz, Zero Waste Advocate, PennEnvironment, who summarized the environmental and health problems posed by non-recyclable plastics and made a case for banning single-use plastics.


The presentation was followed by a question-and-answer session:


  • Newtown Chocolatier
  • McCaffery’s Market
  • Why Not at State/Federal Level?
  • Echo Systems