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Brookline Styrofoam & Plastic Bag Ban Going Into Effect On Sunday

Brookline’s ban on plastic shopping bags and styrofoam is set to begin on Sunday, but those charged with enforcing the law say they plan to phase the change in gradually.

11/30/2013

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Brookline Adds Plastic Bags To List Of Banned Materials

First it was styrofoam, now Brookline Town Meeting has voted to ban plastic bags at grocery stores.

11/15/2012

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Newton To Consider Fee For Single-Use Grocery Bags

Newton’s Programs and Services Committee is holding an open meeting Wednesday night to consider a new fee on single-use plastic and paper bags offered at stores in the town.

11/04/2012