The Town Council and the Board of Health have teamed up to support the banning of single-use plastic bags, but no official action has taken place yet.
Suzanne Hitchcock-Bryan, a member of Winthrop’s chapter of Mothers Out Front, approached both boards Tuesday night to rally support of banning single-use plastic bags. She even submitted several sample ordinances for Winthrop to consider.
The 81 communities have banned the bags so far, including Boston, Cambridge, Brookline, Swampscott and Salem.
“We are drowning in plastic,” she said, adding the impacts on sea life, pollution, climate change and more.
She added that the bags photo-degrade and end up in our food. So far 234 Winthrop residents have signed a petition to ban single-use plastic bag.