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Brookline’s Plastic Bag & Polystyrene Bans To Resume Next Month

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Health Commissioner Dr. Swannie Jett announces that the emergency suspension of the town’s ban on single use plastic bags and polystyrene (styrofoam) containers will come to an end next month.

On Octeber 15, 2020, Brookline’s plastic bag and styrofoam bans will once again take effect.

Plastic bag bans were suspended statewide in March at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, and Brookline initially extended the suspension of its local ban through the end of September in order to support businesses recovering from the financial impacts of the pandemic. Once the ban resumes, businesses will again be required to utilize alternative packaging, and single use plastic bags and polystyrene containers will be prohibited.

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