Plastic bags hurt sealife, should be regulated, say north county residents




Loggerhead Marinelife Center and students at The Benjamin School want the county to regulate plastic bags at the local level.

The bags don’t degrade on sea or land, they introduce unsafe chemicals into the environment and can kill animals that eat or get tangled in them, say supporters of the regulation.

Florida law prohibits municipalities from passing bans on plastic bags.

A Feb. 6 letter asking for the plastic-bag-resolution was sent  to the Palm Beach County Commission from Tommy Cutt, chief conservation officer at LMC, with the support of the students.

West Palm Beach Commissioners voted last month to support changing state law to let municipalities restrict use of plastic bags.

Lake Worth did the same in 2015.



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