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Plastic Bag Ban Discussion at Town Council Meeting, Tuesday 7/23, 7:00 pm

Dear Friends of the Montclair Environmental Commission:

We are reaching out to remind you that tomorrow night, Tuesday, July 23 at 7 PM the Town Council will have the Second Reading of the Plastic Bag Ban/Fee Program. Community members will have the opportunity to comment.

We encourage all those who support and want to accelerate the approval of this draft ordinance to attend. 
Relevant links:

Please attend and show support for this plastic pollution reduction ordinance to keep plastics off our beaches, out of our waterways and away from marine and bird life.  Microplastics are showing up in some of the food we eat and drink, as well as in the air we breathe when incinerated. Working together we can greatly reduce the volume of single-use plastic manufactured, use and recycled.

Thanks!

The Montclair Environmental Commission:  Lyle Landon, Catherine Outlaw, Keith Brodock, Imke Oster, Deirdre Malloy, Suzanne Aptman, Janine Salvador, Ben Rich, Siobhan McCarthy, Gray Russell.

No Plastic Bags by Leo Reynolds

Plastic Bag Ban discussion at tonight’s Town Council meeting

Dear Friends of the Montclair Environmental Commission:

We are reaching out to remind you that tonight, Tuesday, June 25th at 7 PM the Town Council will have the First Reading of the Plastic Bag Ban/Fee Program.

All those who support and want to accelerate the approval of this draft ordinance attached should attend.  We especially could use the support of retailers who have already switched to paper bags and/or have been encouraging their customers to bring their own bags and customers who patronize retailers that have eliminated/replaces single-use plastic bags.  
Relevant attachments and link:

Please attend and show support for this plastic pollution reduction ordinance to keep plastics off off our beaches, out of our waterways and away from marine and bird life, etc.  Microplastics are showing up in some of the food we eat and drink, as well as in the air we breathe when incinerated. Working together we can greatly reduce the volume of single-use plastic manufactured, use and recycled.

Thanks!

The Montclair Environmental Commission:  Lyle Landon, Catherine Outlaw, Keith Brodock, Imke Oster, Suzanne Aptman, Janine Salvador, Ben Rich, Siobhan McCarthy, Gray Russell.

Greener and Cheaper Energy!

Beginning July, 2019 Montclair residents will be getting energy that is nearly double the renewable energy content of the current supply at lower rates thanks to Sustainable Essex Alliance, a Government Energy Aggregation (SEA R-GEA) program initiated by five Essex county Environmental Commissions.

Key facts:

  • Energy supply will be 20% more renewable content than state regulated minimum
  • Cost will be approximately 10% less than the average price of current PSE&G supply
  • PSE&G continues to provide energy delivery, billing, maintenance and emergency services
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