Bag the Plastic - November 6, 2015

You might be wondering why so many communities across the Country are concerned about a ubiquitous item that seems fits so well into our every day lives.
 
The answer is a simple one: they cause a lot of environmental degradation and there is a simple solution to replace the plastic bag.
 
Speakers included:
Patti Wood,  co-founder and Executive Director of Grassroots Environmental Education discussed the problems related to plastic bags and the environment.
Anne Bobroff-Hajal, member of Eco-Neighbors in White Plains,  presented research she has conducted on the impacts of plastic bag legislation has had on communities, and pictures of plastic bags imbedded into Westchester's environment.  Click here to see her powerpoint.
Catherine Parker, Westchester Legislator, updated the crowd on proposed legislation for a plastic bag ban for Westchester County.
Catherine Park, Westchester Legislator, updated the crowd on proposed legislation for a plastic bag ban for Westchester County.
Nancy Seligson, Supervisor of the Town of Mamaroneck, highlighed actions individual communities can take to implement plastic bag legislation in their communities. 

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