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Plastic bags may be banned in Boston

Councilors cite ecological harm

Plastic bags, which sometimes become litter in tree branches , would be banned in a measure before the Boston City Council. Plastic bags, which sometimes become litter in tree branches , would be banned in a measure before the Boston City Council. (DAVID L. RYAN/GLOBE STAFF)
By Matt Viser
Globe Staff / April 26, 2007

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The Boston City Council wants to ban the use of plastic shopping bags at supermarkets, pharmacies, and convenience stores in the city, saying the ubiquitous bags are a hazard to the environment and a maddening blight of the landscape. (Full article: 969 words)

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