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Tiny micro-plastics huge environmental problem for rivers, ocean, researchers say

BY: - April 13, 2022

If the plastic food container that contained your lunch today winds up in a river, a local creek, or the Atlantic Ocean, 60 years from now people could find it, reasonably intact. The rest of the container will have degraded into micro-plastics — teeny particles that are visible only under a microscope. Fish or shrimp […]

State budget blocks cities from taxing grocery bags

BY: - June 29, 2021

A budget proposal passed by both chambers of the legislature on Monday would prohibit cities from applying taxes to single-use, plastic grocery bags. The budget, passed Monday night by both the House and Senate, makes permanent a temporary ban on cities from applying the taxes, which are designed to cut down on the 14.5 million […]

Senate budget blocks cities from taxing plastic bags

BY: - June 18, 2021

The Ohio Senate slid into its state budget proposal a provision to make permanent a temporary ban that blocks cities from taxing the use of plastic grocery bags. Ohio Republicans since at least 2018 have tried to short-circuit cities from restricting the use of disposable, plastic grocery bags. Last year, Gov. Mike DeWine signed into […]