Help Us Reduce Nantucket Plastic Pollution!
Nantucket’s Single-Use Plastics Ban:
Effective starting June 1, 2020 Nantucket will be banning the following single-use petroleum-based plastics from commercial sale or distribution: Straws and drink stirrers, six-pack can and bottle flexible yokes, drinking cups and lids, non-compostable plates and eating utensils, non-recyclable coffee pods and drinking water in polyethylene terephthalate (PET or PETE) containers of 1 liter (34 ounces) or less (Note: most single-use plastic water bottles are made of PETE, identifiable by the plastic resin code).
Why??? The purpose of this bylaw is to protect the island aquifer, marine life and scenic visage, historical status and reduce litter. It will also help protect our oceans and the health and safety of present and future generations.
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