Stephanie Nyzio

Plastic bag ban: ‘It’s about time!’

One of my greatest pleasures and also a source of frustration comes from my role as advisor to a local school environmental group.

I get frustrated trying to decide which important steps we should take to make our school more Earth-friendly, and I feel pleasure is felt when I see their passion and commitment to address some of the environmental issues we face today.

I want to share a comment made by one student when I told her about a question that will appear on the ballot in Brattleboro on March 7. Article 2 advises and encourages the Selectboard of Brattleboro to enact a law that would ban the use of single-use plastic bags.

“It's about time!” she said.

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