Plastic bags clog storm drains, litter our parks and beaches, devastate wildlife, and waste valuable natural resources. Today, there is a growing movement of municipalities all over the world that are taking steps to reduce plastic bag pollution and incentivize environmentally friendly reusable bags instead. The Town of Darien now has an opportunity to be a leader in environmental protection by joining communities across the globe in banning disposable plastic bags.
In 2008, Westport, CT became the first municipality on the East Coast to pass a plastic bag ban ordinance, which resulted in a 70% increase in reusable bag use in the first year after implementation. Reusable bags are simple, sustainable, and cost effective. Each reusable bag can prevent up to 1,000 plastic bags from entering our environment.
Darien must join this global movement to ban plastic bags!
How you can help: Please email your RTM members and tell them:
- Why you support banning single-use plastic bags in Darien;
- To vote YES on the local ordinance to ban disposable plastic bags and promote reusable bag use.
Click on the link below for your district to email ALL of the RTM members in your district:
Not sure what district you live in? View a district map.
Full list of RTM members by district, with contact information
Please also join us for the vote:
Where: Darien Town Hall, 2 Renshaw Road, Darien, CT
When: Monday, September 24, 2012, at 8:00pm
Thank you for taking action. Together we make a difference!
Your Friends at CCE