Ban Single-Use Plastics
As a Fairhaven resident, I am writing to show my support for the new bylaws on Single-Use Plastic and Polystyrene being presented by the Fairhaven Sustainability Committee at the next town meeting in two weeks. After attending April’s Sustainability Committee meeting with the Board of Health and having the opportunity to preview the data prepared for the May 6, 2023, Town Meeting, I strongly support this initiative.
It is evident a great deal of research was done on the subjects, and the facts on public health are alarming. I own a refill shop in New Bedford which focuses on the reduction of single-use containers for household products and personal care. I can’t tell you how many people have thanked me for the work I’ve done here reducing single-use, but I can tell you that to-date we have prevented close to 1,000 single-use containers since June 16, 2022, World Refill Day.
Fairhaven Sustainability Committee along with Southcoast Massachusetts Climate Reality Chapter and other local representatives came out to help support the mission on World Refill Day last year which helped unite and engage the public on reducing single-use plastic. The new bylaws being purposed are actions that need to be taken seriously and without delay. It’s critical to have all the support needed to push these bylaws forward and accelerate the common bond so many people have today, healthy lifestyles and a healthy planet.
Eileen Brennan. Fairhaven, Owner, Start at the Bottoms
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