Massachusetts Bans Purchase of Single Use Plastic Bottles


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Effective immediately, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts will prohibit state agencies from buying single-use plastic bottles. Governor Maura Healy announced on September 18 that Massachusetts will be the first state in the nation to take this step. Healy said in an annoucement on X (formerly known as Twitter), “Plastics are one of the biggest threats to our oceans. In government, we can chart a better path forward, and Massachusetts is proud to lead the way.” Healy also annouced new targets for the Commonwealth for biodiversity saying “I’ll sign an Executive Order directing our state to set biodiversity conservation goals for 2030, 2040, and 2050, and develop strategies to meet these goals.”

Read more about the Healy initiative in. MassLive, the Boston Globe or WBUR

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4 thoughts on “Massachusetts Bans Purchase of Single Use Plastic Bottles

  1. So now water will be sold in glass bottles and instead of having plastic bottles on our roadways we will have shards of broken glass. Heck of an idea by a defunct democrat

  2. My husband works for premium waters in Massachusetts which is a plastic bottle water water business. This better not affect his job. They bottle water for many different companies.

  3. Thank you, Governor Healey, for taking leadership on this important issue. Industry has blocked progress on this for many years. Now on to banning single use plastic generally and getting more of a handle on our humongous waste problem.

    Many people already are carrying their own water bottles. What is needed now are more water bottle filling stations where we can fill those bottles.

  4. To be clear, the plastic water bottles are not banned — just purchase of them by state agencies. State agencies already have lots of “bubblers” and water fountains and water bottle fillers, so this should ultimately just save state agencies money as well as saving us all from a lot of additional plastics.

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