Editorial: State should help rein in the age of plastic
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Earlier this week, the New Hampshire House voted to restrict the use of plastic straws and ban the provision of single-use plastic bags to customers by stores with more than 1,000 square feet of retail space. The Senate should pass both bills, and Gov. Chris Sununu, an environmental engineer by training, should sign them into law.
Recycling, as the melting snows will soon reveal, hasn’t worked to eliminate the vast quantities of plastic pollutants littering the landscape and forming islands of ocean-going debris. Legislation is called for.