Single Use Plastic Ordinance Gaining Momentum

  • Avalon’s Borough Council devoted a large part of its June 27 work session to a discussion of plastic and the pollution threat that casually discarded plastic creates for the marine ecosystem
  • Dr. Lenore Tedesco, executive director of the Wetlands Institute, presented to Council the dangerous extent of the problem and on the challenges in confronting it
  • The discussion was the preface to an expected ordinance in the Borough that will seek to eliminate the use of certain single-use plastic items by Memorial Day 2019
  • It is likely that Avalon will introduce an ordinance at its July 11 council meeting
  • When the ordinance comes up for a second reading and possible adoption at a subsequent meeting, there would be a required public hearing on the measure
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