Log In   ·   Become A Member
http://www.hamptons.com/gallery/ads/1614.gif

Southampton Town’s Ban Of Single-Use Plastic Bags To Begin On Earth Day

Nicole Barylski

The Town of Southampton launched the "We Bag to Differ" public awareness campaign to raise awareness of the ban. (Photo: www.facebook.com)

"Remarkably, we are among the first municipalities in New York State to implement a plastic-bag ban, but we are proud to help lead the way in eliminating one of the most common and lasting form of litter," noted Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst, who lobbied surrounding municipalities to join with the Town in eradicating plastic bags from the East End.

Starting on Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22nd, the Town of Southampton's local law banning the distribution of single-use plastic bags will take effect. The new legislation is a huge step towards the elimination of single-use plastic bags across the entire South Fork and the Hamptons, which will have a significant environmental impact on the local community. Instead of using plastic bags, shoppers will be encouraged to bring their own reusable bags, or use the offered recyclable or reusable paper bags.

Similar bans in the Villages of Quogue and Sagaponack will also take effect on Earth Day. The Village of Sag Harbor is joining in on the habit-changing legislation, with a ban of plastic bags starting on Monday, June 1st. The Town of East Hampton, which includes Montauk, Amagansett, and Wainscott, will follow suit on Tuesday, September 1st.

"More than two million plastic bags are used each year in Southampton Town alone," said Councilman Brad Bender. "But I've never seen a paper bag stuck in a tree."

For more information, visit www.southamptontownny.gov.


Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com NicoleBarylski NicoleBarylski




Related Articles:

Be the first to comment on this article. (Just fill out the form below)
 

Submit Your Comment

Please note, you are not currently logged in. Your comment will be submitted as a guest.
To submit your comment as a member, please click here.
Your Name:
Location:*
Comments:*
* Comments will be reviewed and posted in a timely fashion
* All fields are required
Question:*
What color is the sky?
(For spam prevention, thanks)
 
 
 
http://www.hamptons.com/gallery/ads/2127.gif
http://www.hamptons.com/gallery/ads/1759.gif
http://www.hamptons.com/gallery/ads/2129.gif
http://www.hamptons.com/gallery/ads/1783.gif
http://www.hamptons.com/gallery/ads/2083.gif
Gary R. DePersia, Corcoran Real Estate
With over $2 billion in transactions on the East End and since 1995, Gary DePersia is consistently ranked among the top producers in the Hamptons. A year-on-year member of The Corcoran Group President’s Council, he has qualified as a national list maker since 2007. In 2008 he was Corcoran's top broker on the East End by sales volume and rental units; and ranked as the nation’s 4th top broker. In the 2017 REAL Trends & The Wall Street Journal list of America’s top real estate professionals, he was designated #26 nationally, #4 in the Hamptons and #3 at Corcoran overall by volume with nearly $200 million of transactions for the past year. His office operates with four licensed assistants allowing him to build a business stretching from Southampton to Montauk and Sagaponack to Shelter Island. gdp@corcoran.com

East End Tick Control
The East End's only New York State licensed dedicated tick and mosquito control specialists!

Bridgehampton National Bank
For over 100 years Bridgehampton National Bank has been the East End's hometown bank. Many success stories...one bank, BNB!

Hamptons Carpet One Floor & Home
We pay less,and so do you.With over 1,000 stores in our buying group, we can get the lowest prices from the best flooring manufacturers — and pass the savings on to you.Visit our other locations: Hamptons Carpet One Floor & Home, 675 North Sea Road,Southampton, NY 11968

RJD Gallery specializes in contemporary art with a focus on Magical, Figurative Realism, Narrative Portraiture and Urban Landscape.
We exhibit representational artists from around the world, who produce fine art of exceptional quality that challenge collectors to contemplate concepts about the artist, themselves, and our human experience. Utilizing timeless techniques in creating their drawings, paintings and sculptures, our artists have developed unique, signature styles that present a current vision of our world.

CP Complete- Landscape Design & Construction
Paul Guillo And Chris Hall Two Of The Most Respected Names In The Community Together, they are partners in CP Complete. They bring their years of experience and integrity to creating and renovating luxury backyards.

CP Complete- Landscape Design & Construction
Paul Guillo And Chris Hall Two Of The Most Respected Names In The Community Together, they are partners in CP Complete. They bring their years of experience and integrity to creating and renovating luxury backyards.