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Plastic Bag Ban


Plastic Bag Ban

Plastic pollution has become one of the most pressing environmental issues, as rapidly increasing production of disposable plastic products overwhelms the world’s ability to deal with them.

The conveniences plastics offer has led to a throw-away culture that reveals today, single-use plastics account for 40 percent of the plastic produced every year. Many of these products, such as plastic bags and food wrappers, have a life span of mere minutes to hours, yet they may persist in the environment for hundreds of years.

In order to reduce the impact the single use plastic bags were having on our environment and health, in 2016, the USVI legislative Plastic bag ban bill passed and prohibits businesses from providing single-use, non-recyclable bags to customers at checkout.

Plastic bag ban