- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 15, 2016

FREEPORT, Maine (AP) - Voters in two Maine towns say they are finished with single-use plastic shopping bags.

Kennebunk and Freeport residents both voted to ban the bags. Kennebunk’s ban applies to all single-use plastic shopping bags, while the Freeport ban applies only to food and grocery stores.

York became Maine’s first town to ban plastic shopping bags last year. Several communities in the state have imposed 5-cent fees on plastic and paper shopping bags.

Freeport’s ban does not apply to non-food retailers such as L.L. Bean, which has its flagship store in the town.

The Portland Press Herald (https://bit.ly/23a2Y4i ) reports Kennebunk’s plastic bag ordinance was developed after local fifth grader Bella Rossborough and her classmates released a report on reactions to similar bans aimed at reducing waste.


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide