This article by Greg Sukiennik originally appeared Sept. 13 in the Manchester Journal.
MANCHESTER — The Selectboard stopped short of embracing a town ban on single-use plastic bags on Tuesday night, but showed interest in prompting the Legislature to pass a state-wide ban.
Board members asked Carl Bucholt, representing the local environmental advocacy group Earth Matters, to work with town manager John O’Keefe in crafting a resolution from the board to both houses of the Legislature and Gov. Phil Scott calling for a statewide single-use plastic bag ban.
The board plans to take up that resolution at its next meeting, on Sept. 25.
Earth Matters has been calling for a single-use bag ban, mirroring one enacted in Brattleboro in July. Several communities in nearby Berkshire County, Mass., have already banned single-use bags.
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