Volante Farms was one of the first retail outlets to eliminate single-use plastic bags during Green Needham’s campaign – even though they were not required to do so under the Select Board’s voluntary program for large retail outlets. Since then,
Needham’s largest retail outlets are now in compliance with the Select Board’s Plastic Checkout Bag Policy
The seven largest stores in Needham are now complying with the Select Board’s Plastic Checkout Bag Policy. The Select Board’s Plastic Checkout Bag Policy was adopted on March 20, 2018. It requested that the largest stores in town (over 3,500
Plastic Bag Ban Hearing – Speakers ask for ban, Selectmen support voluntary measure
The Selectmen’s Chambers were filled past capacity for the February 27th Public Hearing on single-use plastic bags (the on-demand video of the hearing is here). Rob Fernandez, Chair of Green Needham’s plastic bag ban team, spoke in support of the
Board of Selectmen Public Hearing on a New Plastic Check-Out Bag Policy – February 27, 2018
Needham’s Board of Selectmen will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 7:00 pm in the Selectmen’s Chambers at the Needham Town Hall to gather input about a new plastic check-out bag policy. The board is currently
Globe West’s “The Argument”: Should Needham Ban Single-Use Plastic Bags?
Green Needham was invited to participate in the weekly Boston Globe West column, The Argument. The column features two sides of the argument on a topic of current interest in one of the Metrowest towns covered by Globe West. Rob
Boston City Council passes plastic bag ban unanimously – now it’s up to Mayor Walsh
12/18/17 Update: Mayor Walsh has signed the plastic bag ban for Boston. Read the story at the Boston Globe’s web site. This afternoon, the Boston City Council passed a plastic bag ban. All 11 councilors who voted supported the ban.
Initial Board of Selectmen discussion of plastic bag restrictions
Several members of Green Needham’s Plastic Bag Elimination team, including team chair Rob Fernandez and Green Needham Chair Michael Greis, attended the Board of Selectmen’s October 24th, 2017 meeting to hear the Board’s initial discussion of plastic bag restrictions in
A Plastic Bag Ban for Needham?
Needham has an opportunity to join about 30 other Massachusetts communities, including our neighbors Newton and Wellesley, in implementing a ban on single-use plastic bags. This effort was initiated by a team of seniors last year as a capstone project