Environment Rhode Island
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Providence Daily Dose
By
Beth Comery

Environment Rhode Island launched a campaign called “Ban the Bag,” to raise awareness about the environmental impact of plastic grocery bags and urge elected officials to pass town/citywide bans. "Rhode Islanders use about 525 million bags annually, or enough to circle the earth more than six and a half times. This extraordinary statement — based on plastics industry figures — comes from a recent piece by Rowan Sharp over at ecoRI News. Read more...