Somerville Joins Other Communities Banning Plastic BagsStarting Sept. 1, Somerville is prohibiting supermarkets and other large retailers from providing customers with single-use bags at checkout.
Mass. Lawmaker Proposes Statewide Plastic Bag Ban Plastic shopping bags are something most shoppers take for granted, but environmentalists have a different view.
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.
Brookline Adds Plastic Bags To List Of Banned MaterialsFirst it was styrofoam, now Brookline Town Meeting has voted to ban plastic bags at grocery stores.
Newton To Consider Fee For Single-Use Grocery BagsNewton'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.