Senator Haskell Releases Statement On Westport’s Single-Use Plastic Ban

WESTPORT, CT – Today, State Senator Will Haskell (D-Westport) released the following statement after the Westport Representative Town Meeting, or RTM, unanimously approved an ordinance prohibiting the use of single-use plastic items, including cups, straws and Styrofoam, Tuesday night.

“I am incredibly proud to represent a town that’s considering this vital initiative,” said Sen. Haskell. “Having grown up in Westport, I know the important role that the Long Island Sound plays in our daily lives. Given the dire need for bold environmental protections, Westport is speaking with moral clarity and once again setting an example for the rest of the state. As we work to bring the plastic bag ban to the state level, I’m certain that we’ll one day have yet another conversation about following Westport’s example by banning single-use plastics.”