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Missoula legislator Sue Malek’s bills aim to reduce plastic pollution, focusing on straws, bags

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Plastics are expected to outweigh fish in the ocean by 2050.

 

If two bills in the Montana Legislature aimed at reducing plastic waste become law, diners would need to request a plastic straw at a restaurant and shoppers would have to pay 4 cents for a plastic bag at retail stores.

Whitney Tawney, program director for Montana Conservation Voters, was one of seven supporters testifying for Senate Bill 120 and 121 in committee Friday. She said plastic is harmful, often overused and pollutes Montana’s waterways.

 

By Tim Pierce

Missoula legislator’s bills aim to reduce plastic pollution, focusing on straws, bags

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