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Which Way Will Wind Blow R.I.’s Plastic Bags?

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Plastic bags. They’re fast, cheap and out of control. If not disposed of properly, they blow — get caught in trees, clog storm drains or wind up in the bay. Should Rhode Island ban plastic bags outright as Barrington did? Sarah Kite, director of recycling services at the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation, argues that boosting bag recycling is the way to go. But Channing Jones of Environment Rhode Island wants to see a statewide ban. Which way will the wind blow on Rhode Island’s plastic bags?

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Which Way Will the Wind Blow on Rhode Island’s Plastic Bags?

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