We had an amazing day at the polls in Waterville on Election Day, Tuesday, November 7th! We spoke with hundreds of Waterville voters about our effort to ban plastic shopping bags in Waterville. Over 300 people signed our petition which read “I support banning plastic bags in Waterville! Dozens of people where very excited about our efforts and glad to hear we were taking it on.
We spoke with about 800 people throughout the day. About 75% of the conversations I had with folks were very positive. Many people where very excited about our effort and gladly signed our petition and took more info. About 20% of people did not have an opinion, and 5% were opposed. We handed out hundreds of reusable shopping bags for free to encourage folks not use use plastic shopping bags. We still have about a 100 reusable bags we will hand out to the community for free in the coming months.