Plastic Bag Ban Ordinance Tonight!

Plastic Bag Ban Ordinance Tonight!

Tonight, the City Council will hold the public hearing on the the plastic bag ban ordinance! This is a great first step not only to reducing our dependence on single-use plastic, but on keeping our streets (and trees!) clean. The item on the agenda is officially “Item 4.1 Ordinance-Amend Ch. 270 By Creating A New Section Prohibiting Single-Use Plastic Bags.”

Check out the full proposed ordinance here (PDF).

Any retail or grocery store 3,000 sq. ft. or geater distributing single use plastic bags in violation of this ordinance shall be subject to a non-criminal disposition hne as specified in M.G.L. Chapter 40, $21D and Chapter 40U, Non-Criminal Disposition of Violations. Any such fines shall be paid to the City of Lowell.

PENALTY Plastic Use Bag Reduction Ordinance
First offense ………. Warning
Second offense …… $ 100.00
Third offense ……..$200.00
Fourth or subsequent offenses ……. $300.00

Please come out tonight to City Hall to support this!

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