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Elaine McCarron Speaks Before the #NewtownPA Board of Supervisors in Support of Single-Use Plastics Resolution

At the April 13, 2022, Newtown Board of Supervisors (BOS) meeting, Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) member Elaine McCarron presented data and other information about the impact of single-use plastics on the environment and the health of animals - including humans. Assisting was EAC member Carol Walsh.

She urged the supervisors to pass a resolution to voluntarily reduce the distribution of single-use plastics. The resolution states (in part):

"WHEREAS, it is in the public interest of the residents of Newtown Township to reduce the use of single-use plastic bags and plastic straws and polystyrene food containers to protect the public health and natural environment of the surrounding area;

"NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Newtown Township Board of Supervisors encourages businesses, residents and visitors to voluntarily participate in reducing the distribution of single-use plastic bags, straws and polystyrene containers.

"BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Newtown Township Board of Supervisors encourages the Newtown Township Environmental Advisory Council and other volunteers to educate and inform Township businesses, residents and visitors about the need for voluntary single-use plastic reduction."

Read the entire resolution:

After her presentation, the BOS voted unanimously to approve the resolution.

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