Town Council In Rhode Island to Consider Plastic Bag Ban

Councilors from Barrington have voted to consider following LA's example and ban plastic bags.


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.