To address the huge amount of clothing that is wasted and turned into environmental pollution each year, MASSPIRG partnered with U.S. PIRG to launch a campaign on Tuesday calling on states to hold the industry accountable for its overproduction and ban the destruction of overstock.
MASSPIRG Education Fund, MASSPIRG Students, Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center, and other nonprofits launched a campaign on Tuesday calling on Whole Foods to change its practices on plastic packaging. The groups’ decision comes after the supermarket chain received an “F” for its policies on single-use plastic packaging.
According to the Commonwealth of MA COVID-19 website, as of July 10, Gov. Charlie Baker rescinded the emergency order he issued in March, which suspended the use of reusable bags in stores and froze the ban on single use plastic bags in the 139 cities and towns that had passed such prohibitions.
We need a “less use, less waste” approach that emphasizes a permanent solution to protecting our waters. By banning single-use plastic bags and shifting to biodegradable and reusable alternatives, we can make that vision a reality. From Mexico to Massachusetts, the solution is simple: ban the bag.