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Medfielder Michaeli tackles plastic pollution

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Each day, thousands of plastic bags needlessly end up in our oceans and in landfills around the world. Each day, the earth is polluted further and further. Now, communities are trying to reduce their pollution and make the world a better place. Sometimes, all it takes is for one person to...
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Middle schoolers pass bag ban

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff According to the Center for Biological Diversity, the average American family takes home around 1,500 single-use plastic bags each year. Though many attempt to find ways to reuse their plastic bags, most people never realize the environmental impact of using them in the first place. Each year, an estimated 100,000 marine...
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Medfield looks to ban plastic bags

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter Statewide, 93 towns and cities have banned single-use plastic bags. On Sunday afternoon at the Medfield Library, the Medfield Plastic Bag Reduction Initiative discussed the various ways they hope to make Medfield the 94th. The Initiative is technically not a non-profit because they seek to sway legislation, which a...
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Plastic Bag Reduction Initiative holds forum

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By Robby McKittrick Hometown Weekly Reporter On Thursday, November 15, the Medfield Plastic Bag Reduction Initiative hosted a public forum at the Medfield Public Safety Building to explain why it is important for the town to eliminate the use of plastic bags. This was the first of two forums for the week, and the overall...
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