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Will #NewtownPA Township Adopt An Ordinance Banning Single-Use Plastics?

Will #NewtownPA Township Adopt An Ordinance Banning Single-Use Plastics? | Newtown News of Interest |

The Township's Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) Released A Draft Ordinance That Would Ban Retail Business Use of Single-Use Plastics.

Learn more on April 3, 2023, at a public meeting:


  • The EAC will provide the draft ordinance to businesses prior to the April 3rd meeting.
  • There will be a guest speaker, Faran Savitz from PennEnvironment. He has assisted and advised all the Pennsylvania Municipalities, including Philadelphia and Pittsburg when writing their ordinances. He will be available to answer any questions along with EAC members.
  • There will be an informational sheet provided with Frequently Asked Questions (see below for my own list of FAQs).
  • There will also be an informational board with recent articles from various news organizations and science articles




  • Why is This Ordinance Needed?
  • To Whom Does This Ordinance Apply?
  • How Can Businesses Comply With This Ordinance?
  • Are Any Exemptions Allowed?
  • What Are the Enforcement Measures?




johnmacknewtown's insight:


What do you think? Should Newtown Enact a Plastics Ban? TAKE MY SURVEY.


Some comments I have received:

  • “Incredible that this is a priority. Very disappointing. What's next —no more gas stoves? Also glad studies show that recycled plastic doesn't clog storm drains or require municipalities to pick it up and only single use plastics are littering the roadways and clogging our drains! Pretty amazing study that can distinguish the difference .....,or not.”  – Jeff B.
  • “I am very much in favor of banning single use plastics. It has been done successfully in many other states – especially in New England. It is about time that Pennsylvania got on board with more environmental protections.” – Kathy G.
  • “The issue about grocery bags is nothing compared to plastic water bottles!!” – Loius B.
  • “Of course they should be banned!” – Tom M.
  • “Another insane attempt to create rules that aren't supported by facts! Get rid of wind turbines first!!!! Killing mammals but we focus on plastic!” – Bob L.
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