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Amendments to the Plastic Bag Reduction Ordinance in Framingham will take effect July 5
Framingham, MA – To encourage the use of reusable bags, the City of Framingham will enact amendments to the Plastic Bag Reduction Ordinance (formerly a bylaw) on July 5.
The Plastic Bag Reduction Ordinance was first passed in 2018 to eliminate single-use plastic bags with handles provided by retailers and grocery stores in Framingham. The current, original version of the Plastic Bag Reduction Ordinance can be found on the municipal website: https://www.framinghamma.gov/DocumentCenter/View/40992/Plastic-Bag-Reduction-Ordinance-Official-Original-1-19-21?bidId=
The Framingham City Council adopted amendments to the Ordinance that were scheduled to become effective on January 1, 2021, to address its weaknesses and further encourage reusable bags. However, due to challenges associated with the pandemic, the implementation of these changes was delayed until July 5.
The Plastic Bag Reduction Ordinance amendments that will take effect July 5 include:
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You can review the entire Ordinance with amendments by visiting https://www.framinghamma.gov/DocumentCenter/View/40993/Plastic-Bag-Reduction-Ordinance-Unofficial-Amendments-1-19-21?bidId or ask questions at email@example.com.