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One step closer to a more sustainable future

Norwalk bans plastic stirrers, restricts plastic straws

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Styrofoam fills as much as 30 percent of total landfill volume

Norwalk bans use of Styrofoam items

Stew Leonard Jr. Support Norwalk Bag Ban

We have to do everything we can to take care of Mother Earth

Plastic Bag Ban Takes Effect

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Reusable shopping bags  – a very viable alternative

Norwalk gets ready for plastic bag ban

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The Representative Town Meeting unanimously passed a groundbreaking town ordinance.

Westport bans plastic straws, cups, Styrofoam at eateries

More Straws

"If we expect Mother Earth to take care of us, we have to take care of her,”

- Mayor Harry Rilling.

Stamford, Norwalk team up to ban plastic straws

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This change will result in significant cost increases for local governments.

CT’s recycling market collapses

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The Common Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to pass an ordinance that would prohibit stores and restaurants from using plastic carryout bags, effective six months — July 8 — from the vote.

Norwalk passes plastic bag ban

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NORWALK — Ripka's Beach Cafe at Calf Pasture Beach has heeded the environmental call to make the switch away from plastic straws, but it took six months of hard work.....

Problems with Plastic

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A movement to ban plastic bags that harm fish and other wildlife in Long Island Sound is slowly gaining traction along Connecticut’s shoreline.

Plastic Tide Threatens Long Island Sound

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Earlier this week Starbucks announced their decision to discontinue the use of all plastic straws in their 28,000 stores worldwide by 2020 in the hopes of creating less plastic waste. The company believes the move will eliminate more than 1 billion straws a year. 

The Last Straw:  These Restaurants Are Joining Starbucks in Ending Plastic Straw Use

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Midway between California and Hawaii, a mass of plastic debris three times the size of France floats beneath the surface of the Pacific Ocean, strangling sea creatures and killing coral reefs.

Editorial:  Straw ban stirring Norwalk initiatives

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NORWALK — Bar Sugo offers a negroni, sangria and its own take on a Manhattan. But there’s one thing you will not find at the Wall Street restaurant — a plastic straw. Instead, signature cocktails…

Norwalk businesses and individuals decide to skip the straw

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