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Single-use plastics

Environmental groups’ plastic reduction project meeting set

The North Fork Environmental Council and the North Fork Audubon Society will hold the next meeting of its plastic reduction and elimination project on Wednesday, Jan. 22 at the Peconic Lane Community Center in Peconic.

Suffolk bills banning polystyrene foam products, plastic straws and stirrers will be signed into law, Bellone announces

The bills, which take effect Jan. 1, 2020, will reduce the amount of plastic debris in Suffolk's coastal waters, benefitting marine wildlife.

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

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

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.

Fourth-graders work to reduce single-use plastics at Philips Avenue Elementary

Fourth-graders at Philips Avenue Elementary School, inspired by a PBS documentary about the devastating effects of plastic on the environment, took action to reduce single-use plastic items in the school.