Dem Governor To Ban State Purchases Of Single-Use Plastic Bottles

  • Massachusetts is set to achieve a notable milestone as it becomes the first state in the United States to prohibit state agencies from procuring single-use plastic bottles. This announcement was made by Democratic Governor Maura Healey during a climate change event.
  • Governor Healey emphasized the importance of government entities taking responsibility and changing their practices to reduce environmental damage. She declared Massachusetts’s commitment to this cause, stating, “So we are proud to become the first state to adopt a procurement ban on single-use plastic bottles.”
  • Governor Healey unveiled this initiative during a keynote address at the Clinton Global Initiative’s event in New York City, coinciding with “Climate Week.” She also revealed her intention to sign an executive order later in the week, formally implementing the ban on single-use plastic bottle purchases by state agencies. The primary goal of this measure is to contribute to the protection of oceans and address climate-related concerns.
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