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Reserve Advisory Council Passes Resolution Supporting Fee on Single-Use Plastic and Paper Grocery Bags

Plastic bag marine debris.
Plastic bag marine debris. Credit: Wesley Byers

The Reserve Advisory Council for NOAA's Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve has approved a resolution supporting a fee on single-use plastic and paper grocery bags. The council believes a fee on single-use plastic and paper bags would reduce marine plastic pollution and litter throughout the islands while also promoting the use of reusable bags.

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