The Board of Selectmen hereby establish the following mission statements for the Plastic Bags and Straws Ad Hoc Committee:
Consider banning the use of plastic carry-out bags for retail checkout of goods;
Consider banning the use of plastic straws and plastic ‘doggie bags’ in restaurants and food service establishments;
Encouraging the use of reusable bags and biodegradable straws;
Consider any other recommendations aimed at reducing the number of plastic carry-out bags and straws that enter our environment; and
Make recommendations for an ordinance or other action to this effect, as well as for enforcement mechanisms for non-compliance.
Pursuant to Charter Section 4-5(E), the Board of Selectmen hereby establish an Ad Hoc Committee to study and investigate a possible ordinance prohibiting and/or regulating the use of plastic bags and straws within the Town of Stonington. The makeup of said Committee shall consist of seven (7) members and (4) alternates as follows: One (1) member from CUSH; one (1) member from the Mystic Chamber; one (1) member from the Ocean Chamber; one (1) member from the restaurant industry; three (3) members from the public at-large and four (4) alternate members from the public at-large.