Last October, Barrington passed a plastic shopping bag ban that went into effect on Jan. 1.
Nearby in Massachusettes, Concord’s so-called bottle ban became a bylaw earlier this week, Brookline recently banned plastic bags and Styrofoam cups, and Arlington’s Town Meeting this fall upheld a seasonal leaf blower ban.
Meanwhile, home-cooked foods have been forced out of many schools, an ostensible attempt to protect against allergies and childhood obesity.
Portsmouth hasn’t exactly hopped on this banning bandwagon, but should it?
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