Town to hold plastic bag workshop in November

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — The town of Portsmouth will host a workshop to discuss the rules and regulations concerning plastic bags, including a potential ban on single-use plastic bags, in November. 

The workshop will be held on Nov. 9 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Town Hall, 2200 East Main Road. 

All interested citizens and members of the business community are encouraged to attend. Several short presentations are planned, but the most time will be spent in small working groups to allow the attendees to participate in the discussion in related subject areas.

The three planned discussion groups are (1) Why Target Plastic Bags?, (2) The Case for Businesses and (3) What Are The Alternatives?.  

Background reading material will be available on the town website starting on Monday, Nov. 6, and copies will be available for attendees.

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