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6/19/2017 Media Advisory: Plastic bag, bottle bill before House Environment Committee
STATE HOUSE – Legislation banning plastic checkout bags, plastic water bottles and polystyrene containers statewide is scheduled for a hearing Wednesday by the House Environment and Natural Resources Committee.

The hearing is scheduled Wednesday, June 21, at the rise of the House session (around 4:45 p.m.) in Room 205 on the second floor of the State House.

Among the bills before the committee is:
  • 2017-H 5946 — This bill sponsored by House Majority Whip John G. Edwards (D-Dist. 70, Tiverton, Portsmouth) would prohibit retail sales establishments from making available to their customers plastic checkout bags, plastic water bottles or expanded polystyrene disposable food containers at the point of sale.


For more information, contact:
Meredyth R. Whitty, Publicist
State House Room 20
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 222-1923