Governor Signs Bag Ban Bag Bill; Takes Effect Jan. 1, 2017

October proved to be a plastic-free "momentum month" when USVI Gov. Mapp signed legislation eliminating disposable plastic bags from distribution by merchants in the Territory. The new regulation takes effect Jan. 1, 2017.

Thanks go to so many who helped to advocate, provide testimony, write letters, etc., and to the many Senators and Gov. Mapp for supporting this protective step forward toward plastic-free island life.

More in an excellent article by Judy Shimel at St. John Tradewinds.