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Barrington needs to ban plastic shopping bags now

To the editor: On Monday, October 1st, the town council will be looking at an ordinance to ban plastic shopping bags in Barrington. The town council should move forward with this ban to protect the environment. Plastic bags are among the most common types of trash found in Rhode Island coastal cleanups. In the environment,

Barrington should lead the way with plastic bag ban

To the editor: On Oct. 1, Barrington has the chance to demonstrate environmental stewardship in Rhode Island by being the first municipality in the state to ban disposable plastic shopping bags. Our waterways have always been an integral part of our town. Unfortunately, plastic debris is a growing problem facing ecosystems here and around the

Barrington Town Hall, Barrington, Rhode Island

Barrington plastic bag ban moves ahead

The Barrington Town Council introduced a plastic bag ban ordinance last week though two members of the group are concerned with the proposal. Town councilor Jeff Brenner said the ordinance put before the council doesn’t capture the full extent of recent discussion on the issue, and added that he didn’t intend to vote in favor