Environment Council of Rhode Island

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Polystyrene Ban / Plastic Bag Bill

General Bill Info

Legislative Topic: 
Pollution
Bill Year: 
2019
Brief Bill Description: 

Prohibits retail sales establishments from providing plastic checkout bags and all retail establishments from providing expanded polystyrene disposable food containers and would be enforced by municipal designees, with an opt out provision.

Legislative Activity Type: 
Bill

ECRI Position

ECRI Pro/Con: 
Support
Leg Agenda/Priority: 
Legislative Agenda