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At Town Meeting held in September 2020, Eastham voters approved adopting a bylaw banning certain single-use plastics from commercial sale or distribution, effective September 21, 2021. The bylaw was approved by the Attorney General. The bylaw prohibits the following single-use, petroleum-based plastic products from being commercially sold or distributed:
This bylaw is directed at commercial sales, distribution, and use of the products mentioned above. The sale of these items, as well as provision of these items as part of a commercial service, are included in this ban. This includes, but is not limited to:
Individuals are not subject to the bylaw; however, we hope all will join in the spirit of the bylaw in reducing single-use plastic waste. We need everyone's participation and consumer support to make the greatest difference.
Beginning November 1, 2021.
Eastham voters approved it in September 2020. Please click the links below of you are interested in learning more:
While this bylaw applies to commercial businesses, non-profits, and other entities, to reduce the impact of plastics becoming an environmental hazard as a resident or visitor, you can: