Levinson encourages towns to act on plastics pollution

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MICHELLE BRUNETTI POST / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY – Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson is asking municipalities to take action to reduce pollution from plastic bags, water bottles and food packaging.

“Perhaps a realistic start would be the elimination of plastic bags, which are everywhere we look,” Levinson wrote in a recent letter to the county’s 23 mayors.

He praised Longport and Ventnor for leading on the issue. They both require stores to charge a small fee for each single-use bag, whether it is plastic or paper …

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