Worcesteria: Trash talk at City Hall

Full and original article posted on Worcester Magazine

TRASH SHOWDOWN: Well the plastic-bags-for-recycling debacle finally came to a head at council this week. Many, many people came out in opposition, most notably a particularly articulate 13-year-old, who made the case for the contradiction of using single-use plastic bags for recycling while working to ban single-use plastic bags from Worcester stores. This teen (sorry I couldn’t catch the name) and dozens of others made similar arguments. It is intuitive and easy to understand. On the other end, lets just say the argument was a little less intuitive. Alex Guardiola, the public policy guy for the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, framed an argument in favor of the plan as one which suffers primarily from lack of outreach.

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