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State wide Single Use Shopping Bag Ban reaches the Connecticut State Senate

The joint environmental committee of the Connecticut General Assembly voted overwhelmingly in favor of the Single Use Shopping Bag Ban. Senate Bill 349, introduced by the joint environment committee, co-chaired by Senators James Albis and Ted Kennedy has been submitted for a vote to the state senate. If approved by the senate, the bill will [...]

Proposed State Wide Single Use Plastic Bag Ban in Connecticut

Representative James Albis and Senator Teddy Kennedy Jr., Co-Chairs of the joint CT Environmental Committee, have submitted a bill to ban plastic bags in the state of Connecticut. The public hearing for this proposed bill will be on Wednesday, February 4th, 2015, beginning at 10:30 am.

Choose To Reuse is organizing a contingent from [...]

RTM shoots down plastic bag ban in Darien

Despite strong efforts by Choose to Reuse, vote fails 36 to 46

By David DesRoches on September 25, 2012 in Business, Connecticut, Town Government · 0 Comments

Darien Times/Doug Smith cartoon

In one of the closest votes, and contentious debates, in recent RTM history, the proposal to ban plastic bags was defeated by [...]

News Channel 8, September 24th, 2012

Town to vote on plastic shopping bag ban

Updated: Monday, 24 Sep 2012, 11:09 PM EDT Published : Monday, 24 Sep 2012, 3:42 PM EDT

Ali Reed

Update: According to the Darien First Selectwoman, the proposed plastic bag ban failed in Monday night’s vote by 36-46.

DARIEN, Conn. (WTNH) [...]

Choose to Use Reusable Bags!

Choose to Reuse is proposing a town-wide ordinance to improve the environment in Darien and Long Island Sound by encouraging the use of reusable checkout bags and banning the distribution of plastic bags at the point of sale at retail outlets. Read more about the Ordinance.

Why Ban Plastic Bags? Plastic bags are easily replaced [...]

September 14, 2012, Darien Times

Plastic bag ban makes Darien RTM agenda

Darien Times/Doug Smith cartoon

The final step in banning plastic bags in Darien appears on the horizon now that the Representative Town Meeting has decided to discuss and [...]

August 9, 2012, Darien Times

Plastic bag ban reaches Environmental Protection Commission

By David DesRoches on August 9, 2012 in News, Town Government · 0 Comments

Stephen McKay photo

The push for a ban on plastic bags in Darien continues to make headway, as proponents met with the Environmental Protection

Commission to discuss how the ban would be [...]

Reusable Bag Design Contest Winners!

The Choose to Reuse Design-a-Logo contest winners were announced on Saturday May 8th. A reception in their honor was held at the Darien Nature Center. Over 100 beautiful designs for reusable bags were on display.

The winning designs will also be on display at the Darien Sports Shop. Each winning design has [...]

Invitation to Bag It!

Choose to Reuse in Darien & The Darien Library Invites you (and your friends and family) To a Screening of the award-winning documentary “Bag It!” Thursday, October 27th at 7:00 pm At the Darien Library Reception to follow