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Stop & Shop eliminating single-use plastic bags this summer

PROVIDENCE – This summer, plastic will no longer be an option at Stop & Shop.  And if you want paper, that will cost extra.  The supermarket...

R.I. poised to ban single-use plastic bags at retail checkout

PROVIDENCE - Kate Weymouth, a former Barrington Town Council member, has been waiting for years to see Rhode Island follow her community and finally...

R.I. Senate approves ban on plastic bags

PROVIDENCE - A proposal to ban single-use plastic bags statewide has again cleared the Senate, though House support remains uncertain. The bag ban legislation sponsored...
THE SHAW'S SUPERMARKET announced that it will no longer provide plastic bags to customers at its Barrington location.  / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/GRAHAM BARCLAY

Senate approves plastic bag ban

PROVIDENCE – The state Senate on Wednesday unanimously approved legislation banning plastic bags statewide. The bill, sponsored by Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio, D-Providence, prohibits...
Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio

Statewide plastic bag ban bill filed in R.I. Senate

PROVIDENCE – The statewide ban on single-use plastic bags is back before the legislature   under a new bill filed in the R.I. Senate on...
PROVIDENCE MAYOR JORGE O. ELORZA vetoed a city ordinance amendment what would limit the use of single-use plastic bags on the grounds that it would inordinately affect low-income families. Elorza called for more community engagement and said he still supports the reduction of the use of plastic bags. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Elorza vetoes single-use plastic bag ban for now, requests more community...

PROVIDENCE – Saying that it would inordinately affect low-income families, Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza on Monday vetoed a city ordinance amendment that would...
AN ORDINANCE TO REDUCE the number of single-use plastic bags in Providence was introduced to the City Council. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/GRAHAM BARCLAY

Ordinance to reduce single-use plastic bags introduced to Providence City Council

PROVIDENCE – Providence City Council Majority Whip Jo-Ann Ryan, D-Ward 5, introduced an ordinance on Thursday that would reduce the use of single-use plastic...
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