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Plastic pollution

Residents speak out in favor of proposed polystyrene, single-use plastics restrictions

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Residents and environmental advocates spoke out Tuesday in favor of a trio of bills aimed at banning polystyrene and reducing single-use plastics in Suffolk County.

County bills would ban polystyrene and most single-use plastics in Suffolk food service establishments

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A pair of bills scheduled for public hearings March 5 in RIverhead would ban the use of single-use plastic straws, cups, containers, beverage stirrers and other items used by food service establishments.

Southampton Town adopts ban on plastic straws, stirrers and foam packaging

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The Southampton Town Board yesterday unanimously adopted a code amendment, which takes effect on May 8, to ban the distribution of plastic straws, stirrers and foam packaging by food service establishments and beverage providers in the town.

Groups organize ‘Plastic Reduction and Elimination Project of the North Fork’

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Learn what you can do to reduce plastic pollution in the local community at the first meeting of the Plastic Reduction and Elimination Project of the North Fork.
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