Massachusetts Senate Passes Plastic Bag Ban Bill

BOSTON – On November 20, Senator Cindy F. Friedman (D-Arlington) joined her Senate colleagues in voting on legislation that would implement a statewide ban on all carry-out plastic bags at checkout from retail stores.

“We must take action to reduce waste in our communities and protect our environment, and this statewide plastic bag ban is certainly a step in the right direction,” said Senator Friedman. “I want to acknowledge Senate President Spilka, Senator Rodrigues and Senator Eldridge for their work on this initiative and for ensuring that we continue to prioritize addressing environmental concerns this session.”

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