Wildlife Over Waste

Victory! Tredyffrin Township in Chester County banned plastic bags

8th town in PA this year to tackle single-use plastics

On September 19, Chester County’s Tredyffrin Board of Supervisors voted 5-1 to ban the distribution of single-use plastic bags and polystyrene food containers within the Township. Tredyffrin becomes the 12th Pennsylvania municipality to tackle plastic bags – and just the third to ban polystyrene food containers. 

PennEnvironment estimates that over 11 million single-use plastic bags are used by Tredyffrin residents EVERY YEAR, and that the township’s new ordinance could help reduce over 64 tons of plastic waste that would otherwise end up in landfills, incinerators, or littering our environment.

The Board of Supervisors also included a $0.15 fee for paper or other bags that stores give out to customers. This is meant to encourage residents to bring their own reusable bags and cut down on trash, and matches the highest fee for other bags in the state.

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