Connecticut bans on plastic bags, straws, containers passed by committee

Connecticut Post - 03-25


HARTFORD — As more towns wave goodbye to single-use plastic, Connecticut is moving toward a statewide ban on products including bags, straws and take-out containers. The legislature’s Environment Committee approved legislation Monday that would ban Connecticut stores from giving customers single-use plastic bags starting in January 2020. The proposed law would require paper bags issued by stores to be 100 percent recyclable and contain 40 percent recycled material.