BY FIONA HINDS ’21
The town of South Hadley initiated a ban on singleuse plastic bags in July 2018, according to the Daily Hampshire Gazette. Stores throughout the town have transitioned to offering only paper, compostable, biodegradable or reusable bags. Voters approved this plan during the April 2017 town election with a vote of 921 infavor and 552 against. As of October 2018, 85 towns across Massachusetts, including Amherst and Northampton, have implemented plastic bag regulations.