HARTFORD (WWLP) – There’s a renewed effort to push for a statewide ban on plastic bags in Connecticut. A Conn. lawmaker believes a ban could pass this year with new leadership on their Legislature’s Environmental Committee.
Most supermarkets oppose the plastic bag ban saying it would hurt business and cost them more; however, advocates say it would reduce pollution and the wasteful use of petroleum to make the bags.
One Hartford resident told 22News he’d like to see people go to the supermarket carrying their own re-usable bags.
Westport, Conn. has banned plastic bags since 2009. California signed a bill to ban plastic bags statewide by July. A bill to ban plastic bags in Massachusetts failed in the last legislative session. There is hope to move it forward this year.