Montana’s Plastics Dilemma: Should the State or Cities Regulate Plastic?

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Some feel the state should have control and some feel that MT cities should be in charge when it comes to ‘plastics’ regulations. But whatever the case may be one thing is for sure; plastics get old. Many folks now take boxes to get groceries or sturdy nylon woven bags which is helpful to cut down on nasty plastic usage. Yes, we all can be lazy when it comes to plastic drinking bottles and the least any of us can do is recycle those bottles! To just throw away items that are easily recyclable is just plain slothful!

BILLINGS – “Single-use plastics regulations are a hot topic in Montana during this legislative session, pitting statewide uniformity against local control, all while environmental activists want what they say is best for communities.

When you crack open a bottle of water, it may seem convenient. But some of Montana’s largest cities asking for local control back from the legislature out of concerns for plastic bottles ending up in landfills.”

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“Rep. Mark Noland, a Bigfork Republican, sponsored HB 407, which also standardized plastics regulation statewide. However, with no regulation in sight, the Bozeman City Council, in a recent unanimous vote, formally nudged the Legislature with a resolution designed to either regulate plastics or give local control back.”

You can read the rest of the story here. By: Dianne Parker 8KPAX

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