Greenville Plastics Ban Proposed

For environmental reasons

Evan Smith
June 20, 2019 - 4:54 pm

The push to ban plastics has been gaining a lot of traction as of late.

No doubt many of you have been to area restaurants and order a soda, only to find the straw bin filled with paper straws, or just no straws at all.

And it’s not limited to straws. Just last March, the city of Charleston banned all plastic bags, straws and takeout containers, among items, essentially implementing a city-wide plastics ban.

And now one group is trying to get Greenville to do the same.

The Green Ribbon Advisory Committee met Tuesday morning and worked on a resolution to ban plastic bags in the city of Greenville, saying that plastic bags pollute our water, our roads, and are a huge contributor to the micro plastics – those almost invisible plastic particles which we all consume daily in our water supply, whether you knew it or not.

Next week the committee will send an ordinance to the city asking it to implement the ban.

Seventeen other municipalities in the state have already implemented identical bans.

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