Cambridge Is the Next Massachusetts City Leading Toward a Plastic Bag Ban

December 19, 2013
The battle against plastic bag pollution is picking up steam in Massachusetts. Less than a month after Brookline began its plastic bag ban, Cambridge’s city council is discussing a ban that would require shoppers to use eco-friendly grocery bags or recyclable paper bags when heading to the store. The issue is the same one seen across the country: it is no longer acceptable to waste numerous plastic bags for a simple shopping trip. Once local pollution piles up and residents realize plastic is flooding the ecosystem, the decision to ban single-use bags made from synthetic materials is simple. There will always be pushback from the plastic bag lobby and their partners in business, but the fact is wholesale reusable shopping bags are substitutes that work for everybody. The arguments against plastic bag bans always assume the worst of people and avoid attacking the problem. We have a pollution problem and plastic bags are partially to blame. Once Cambridge follows Brookline in banning single-use plastic bags, it seems the next step would be for Boston to follow suit. Even though West Coast cities have led the charge on similar bans, it’s clear the East Coast is equally fed up with the harmful effects of plastic bags as well. Eco-friendly reusable shopping bags are the simple solution to this problem. Instead of wasting countless bags for quick trips to the store, reusable bags waste nothing. In fact, it’s hard to believe these debates still take place. Using green bags has become a way of life for the residents of Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Business owners in those cities helped build momentum for the ban by ordering wholesale reusable shopping bags for their customers, and it worked. People love doing their share for the environment. There’s no question a respect for land and sea is an element of human nature. Though there is a long way to go toward ending the pollution of our oceans, banning plastic bags is a great way to start. For more information about wholesale reusable shopping bags or for a quote please visit or contact us at 800.255.0885.