New Vermont laws aimed at cutting plastic and food waste take effect


The rules center around bags, take-out containers and composting

A new set of laws took effect Wednesday in Vermont that are designed to protect the environment in a state that has long prided itself on taking care of its natural resources.

As of July 1, stores across the state can no longer bag customers’ purchases in plastic.

At Quality Market in Barre, customer Joe Greene picked up a reusable shopping bag for $1.49 to carry his purchases in.

“The hardest thing is just getting to remember to bring them with you,” Greene said of reusable bags.

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NBC Boston, 1 July 2020