Banning Polystyrene Food Service Products

It took until 10:15 last night, but we are thrilled to announce that the ordinance phasing out polystyrene food service products was accepted by City Council, for a healthier and more sustainable tomorrow. Our plastic bag ordinance is going back to Ordinance and Administration for some last touch-ups, but it does so with significant support and momentum.
We are so thankful for everyone who took the time to attend the meeting and share your opinions, for those who emailed in comments of support, and for our youngest supporters in the ‘Plastic: Pick It Up’ club for being unafraid to speak out. Your voices have been heard, and change is coming!

The One Hour at a Time Gang wishes to thank you all for your hard work. When we are out picking up, plastic bags and polystyrene are everywhere. Next we need to take care of the butts people throw right out their windows. The Butt Butlers have helped.

Plastic Bag and Polystyrene Public Hearing

When we go out and clean, we see so much plastic and Styrofoam floating around in our waters and on the streets also the plastic bags in the trees is a problem. Hope we can do something. Thank you all.

Plastic Bag and Polystyrene Public Hearing

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 City Hall

Tuesday, September 12 at 7 PM – 9 PM

Gloucester City Hall
9 Dale Ave, Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930