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LUNCH PICKUP: Dweight Davidson, left, of Ashland, Mass., gets his lunch every day at Ocean State Sandwich on Westminster Street in Providence. Owner Eric Handwerger hands it to him in a plastic bag. Soon, Handwerger will have to eliminate his use of plastic bags, as Mayor Jorge O. Elorza has signed an ordinance approved by the City Council banning single-use plastic bags at retail locations in the city.
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Providence latest to ban plastic bags

Ocean State Sandwich Co., a downtown Providence restaurant, uses the ubiquitous, pale white, single-use plastic bags for most takeout customers. But owner Eric Handwerger and...

Barrington extends ban on plastics

BARRINGTON – The Town Council has outlawed a host of single-use plastics and foams, such as Styrofoam and other disposable items, including plastic utensils,...
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