Plastic Bag Ban in Worcester?

Plastic Bag Ban ProposedThe City of Worcester, Massachusetts, located about an hour west of Boston, is known as a progressive and innovative city.  Worcester is a five-time recipient of the All American City Award.

The City Council meets tonight at 7:00 pm and on the agenda is a request that the City Manager draft a local ordinance banning the use of plastic bags by retailers and grocery stores.  The action will be requested by Councilor Konstantina B. Lukes.

Councilor Lukes served as Mayor from 2007 to 2009 and is serving her eleventh 2-year term as Councilor-At-Large.  She is a Worcester attorney in private practice.  As Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Rules and Legislative Affairs, she and her committee consider matters pertaining to state and federal legislation affecting Worcester and regional affairs.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2007 Economic Census for Worcester, there were approximately 600 retail businesses in the city and over 182,000 citizens.  The City Council meeting may be watched live by clicking  Cable Services.

One Response to "Plastic Bag Ban in Worcester?"

  1. beth brehmer   2011/01/26 at 9:49 pm

    Wellfleet, Cape Cod, wants to introduce a bylaw banning plastic bags at our town meeting. The deadline for this bylaw proposal is very soon. Do you happen to have the wording for such a bylaw which conforms to legal requirements in Massachusetts?

    Good luck to you! If you can help us, we would be very grateful.

    Thank you.

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