The leaders of a Rhode Island town have voted to explore the idea of banning plastic shopping bags.
The Barrington Town Council voted Monday to direct town staff to draft a proposed ban.
A recommendation by the town's Conservation Commission suggests banning the plastic grocery store bags and charging shoppers without reusable bags 5 cents for recyclable paper bags. Plastic dry cleaning bags wouldn't be included in the ban.
Source: Boston.com. Read full article. (link)