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New #NewtownPA Single-Use Plastic Ban Ordinance Available to Public

At the 21 November 2023 #NewtownPA Township Board of Supervisors (BOS) meeting, supervisors approved by 4-1 vote (Kyle Davis voting nay) to advertise the proposed Single-Use Plastics Ban Ordinance (find it here).

The discussion focused on revisions from previous version regarding enforcement and exemptions. It also includes comments from residents and a discussion of recyclable paper bags answering the question "Why are businesses allowed to charge customers for recyclable paper bags?"

 

UPDATE: In a 4 to 1 vote on 6 December 2023] the Board of Supervisors adopted an ordinance that will ban restaurants and businesses in the township from providing single-use carry out plastic bags and Styrofoam food containers to their customers except when required for food safety. More here...

 

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