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Cambridge Considers Ban On Sales Circulars, Plastic Bags

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CAMBRIDGE (CBS) – In Cambridge, those circular ads delivered in red plastic bags to people’s front porches, lawns, and driveways are causing a bit of a stir.

The City Council is set to discuss the issue Monday night after residents complained the circulars are wasteful.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Doug Cope reports

“I don’t look at them at all. I just throw them in the trash,” a Cambridge resident told WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Doug Cope. Others say that they have tried to opt out of getting the circulars, but the delivery continues.

City Counselor Marc McGovern agrees that the ads are problematic.

“It’s a waste of their money and their time, and it’s unwanted by the customer,” said McGovern. He adds that the bags are also bad for the environment.

Monday, the City Council will consider an ordinance regarding the circulars. They will also consider an overall ban on plastic bags in the city, similar to what Brookline has already done.

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