Raimondo forms task force to tackle plastic pollution

WATER POLLUTION: Johnathan Berard, state director of Clean Water Action and co-chair of Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s Task Force to Tackle Plastics, holds jars of water he collected from Narragansett Bay to show the body of water’s pollution when advocating in front of elected officials. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY
WATER POLLUTION: Johnathan Berard, state director of Clean Water Action and co-chair of Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s Task Force to Tackle Plastics, holds jars of water he collected from Narragansett Bay to show the body of water’s pollution when advocating in front of elected officials. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY
In three years, seven Rhode Island cities and towns have begun banning single-use plastic bags – the ones distributed by grocery stores that often end up lining freeways, coastal walkways and, especially, bodies of water. Four of those bans took effect in 2018. Two more begin bans on Jan. 1, raising the statewide total to…

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