The Narragansett Conservation Commission has spent the past year researching a possible ordinance to reduce environmental waste from single-use plastic bags. The Conservation Commission partnered with the University of Rhode Island to research how plastic “bag-bans” have been implemented in other communities and the results of this work can be found here.

At this time, ten communities in Rhode Island have implemented plastic bag bans, including both South and North Kingstown. The Narragansett Conservation Commission is now surveying the community to see if there is support for a similar ban in Narragansett. We will use these results to guide the next steps in developing a possible ordinance. Please take the time fill out this anonymous two-minute survey by March 25th.

Additionally, the Narragansett Conservation Commission will be hosting a community and business workshop on this topic on April 17th at 6PM at the Narragansett Town Hall. Please RSVP (not required) at mdeluca@narragansettri.gov with the "bag survey" in the subject line if you would like to attend.

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* 1. Do you live in Narragansett?

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* 2. Do you take your own bags when you go to stores?

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* 3. What kind of bags do you request at the store if you do not bring your own bags?

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* 4. What do you do with the majority of your plastic bags after you use them once?

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* 5. Do you think reducing the use of single-use plastic bags would be beneficial for the environment?

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* 6. Choose the phrase that best describes you

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* 7. The Narragansett plastic bag ban would not apply to "barrier bags," the thin bags that produce and meats are placed in. Please indicate what type of purchases you think should be packaged in a single-use plastic bag:

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* 8. Do you support a ban on single use plastic bags in Narragansett?

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* 9. Please provide us with any additional comments you have

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