Preventing Food from Being Wasted Builds Community

Forty percent of food grown and imported in the United States is wasted. Of that, nearly half is generated by consumer-facing businesses — supermarkets, restaurants, and dining halls. But local efforts are working to change the paradigm.

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Reusable Bags Sacrificed to Fight Coronavirus

As the stay-at-home order is lifted and Rhode Island businesses slowly reopen, many suspended bag bans and restrictions on reusable bags are still in place.

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The Story Behind Rhode Island’s First Bag Ban

BARRINGTON, R.I. — Banning plastic retail bags may seem like a simple task. After all, everyone seems to be doing it, as 16 of Rhode Island’s 39 municipalities have adopted such a practice. But it’s really not that simple.

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