Zero- Waste Providence

Who are we? Zero Waste Providence is a group of residents dedicated to reducing all types of waste disposal in Providence. Single-Use Plastic Bag Reduction Bill! Zero Waste Providence led the effort to get single-use plastic bags eliminated in Providence. These bags are being prohibited because of their contribution to plastic pollution and the contamination they cause to the recycling stream which costs the city almost $1,000,000 per year. Clearly, a shift away from single-use plastic requires consumer engagement and behavior change, and nationally, putting a fee on bags at check-out has proven to be an effective incentive for individuals to bring their own bags. Providence’s bill prohibi

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