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Plastic bag bans
  • Published
    April 6, 2017

    Discussion of plastic bag ban moves to Camden Select Board

    The Camden Select Board suggested that a proposal to ban plastic bags or a reduction in use be taken up by the Conservation Committee. A discussion of the plastic bag ban took place during the public comment period at the April 4 Select Board meeting. Rob Pfeiffer of Lincolnville proposed a ban or reduced use of plastic bags in order to prevent plastic from ending up in the ocean, to protect wildlife, and to ...

  • Published
    April 4, 2017

    Rockland eyes ban or fee to cut plastic bag use

    Rockland is debating whether it will ban single-use plastic bags or impose a fee in an effort to reduce their use. The Rockland City Council discussed the matter at its Monday night, April 3, meeting in response to a presentation by Rob Pfeiffer of Lincolnville. Pfeiffer planned a similar presentation April 4 in Camden and next week in Thomaston. He said a regional approach is needed in order to make it fair for ...

  • Published
    April 1, 2017

    Effort launched in Midcoast to ban plastic bags

    The effort to ban single-use plastic bags will come to Rockland City Hall on Monday evening. The city council is scheduled to hear a presentation on a proposal that would either ban stores from giving out plastic bags for free or to impose a fee for each bag. The April 3 meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. at city hall. Rob Pfeiffer of Lincolnville is scheduled to meet with councilors about a region-wide effort to ban ...

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