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Shaw's Supermarket bans plastic bags in Barrington

Shaw's Supermarket says it will no longer provide plastic bags at its store in Barrington as the town debates a ban.

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Barrington store to remove plastic bags

At a public meeting on a proposed town-wide plastic bag ban, representatives from the Shaw's Supermarket chain announced it will be removing plastic bags from its Barrington location.

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Barrington, RI Plastic Bag Ban Considered

The Barrington Town Council voted on Monday to direct the town's solicitor to draft a proposed ban. The move follows a recommendation by the town's Conservation Commission to prohibit plastic shopping bags to encourage shoppers to bring their own reusable bag. Under that recommendation, shoppers could also purchase paper bags for 5 cents each.

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Report | Environment Rhode Island Research and Policy Center

A Record of Leadership: How Northeastern States are Cutting Global Warming Pollution and Building a Clean Economy

Over the last decade, northeastern states have built a track record of successful action to reduce global warming pollution. By working together across state lines and partisan divides—and developing innovative new policies to hasten the transition to a clean energy economy—the Northeast has succeeded in cutting emissions while safeguarding the region’s economic health.

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News Release | Environment Rhode Island Research & Policy Center

Clean Cars would Slash Oil Use and Pollution this Summer

As Rhode Islanders get ready for summer road trips, an Environment Rhode Island Research & Policy Center report finds that cleaner, more fuel efficient cars would significantly slash oil consumption and global warming pollution across the state. The report, Summer on the Road: Going Farther on a Gallon of Gas, was released as the Obama administration is on the verge of finalizing fuel efficiency and global warming pollution standards for cars and light trucks that achieve a 54.5 mpg standard by 2025.

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