Welcome Waterville Neighbors,

Thank you for visiting our website!  Please vote YES on question 1 on the Waterville city ballot on November 6th , 2018 to ban plastic shopping bags only at Waterville businesses that are 10,000 square feet or larger. This includes grocery stores and big box stores, where most plastic bags come from.  All restaurants and non profits are excluded. This will not impact paper bags or the plastic film bags we put our meat and produce in. We encourage you to use a reusable shopping bag instead!

Here is what Question 1 looks like on the ballot. VOTE YES!



Question #1

Vote Yes or No

“Do you wish to enact the proposed Ordinance, which establishes a ban on providing free carryout plastic bags to a customer at the point of departure in any retail or commercial establishment located in the City of Waterville with a retail or commercial space at or exceeding 10,000 square feet?”

YES
NO

Sum
mary:

A YES vote ban the distribution of free plastic bags at the point of departure in retail or commercial establishments in the City of Waterville with a retail or commercial space at or exceeding 10,000 square feet.

A NO vote will continue the ability for retail and commercial establishments in the City of Waterville to provide free plastic bags at the point of departure.



Join us for an upcoming event:

Monday, October 22 – 6:00 p.m. – Bag It screening at Beth Israel Congregation

Tuesday, October 23 – 6:00 p.m – Bag It screening at Muskie Community Center 

Thursday, October 25 – 6:00 p.m. – Bag It screening at Waterville High School 

Saturday, October 27 – 10:00 a.m. – Bag It screening at Railroad Square Cinema



Fifteen towns in Maine have already taken action to reduce plastic bag pollution in their communities:

York – Banned
Bath – Banned
 Freeport – Banned
Kennebunk – Banned
Brunswick – Banned
Saco – Banned
Belfast- Banned
Cape Elizabeth – Banned
Rockland – Banned
Blue Hill – Banned
Manchester – Banned
Portland – 5 cent fee
South Portland – 5 cent fee
Falmouth – 5 cent fee
Topsham – 5 cent fee

Thanks to the volunteers who pitched in!

 

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