Mass. Gov. Bans State Agencies From Buying Plastic Bottles
Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healey announced that she will sign an executive order banning state agencies from buying single-use plastic bottles, making Mass. the first state in the US to enact such a measure....
Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healey announced that she will sign an executive order banning state agencies from buying single-use plastic bottles, making Mass. the first state in the US to enact such a measure.1
Healey, a Democrat, announced her decision at the annual Clinton Global Initiative meeting, where also revealed that she will sign an executive order directing the state to set biodiversity goals for 2030, 2040, and 2050.2
Healey said her plans seek to slow down the loss of salt marshes and explore strategies to protect Massachusetts’ coastal and ocean habitats. The state currently lists 432 native plant and animal species as “endangered.”3
Healey clarified that her ban will only apply to state agencies and to single-use plastic bottles. Many Mass. municipalities have banned plastic bags, bottles, and straws, opting for plastic alternatives.4
Over 20 cities and towns in Mass have regulated single-use bottles, and now 10 states as well as Washington D.C. have laws banning or charging extra for single-use plastic bottles.5
Healey said she would sign the order this week, and it would go into effect immediately.3
Left narrative, as provided by Gbh. Gov. Maura Healey is taking the bold lead to protect Massachusetts’ environment and put her state at the forefront of sustainability initiatives. The effects of climate change are apparent in everyday life. Single-use bottles are a massive contributor to plastic waste, and no measure is too small if it contributes to protecting the environment.
Right narrative, as provided by FOX News. Another out-of-touch coastal Democrat has made a symbolic executive order that will only result in inconvenience while doing nothing to authentically address climate change. Democratic politicians love to grandstand as they “fight” for environmental justice, but it remains to be seen if their policies are anything more than a woke nuisance.