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Brookline, Mass., residents vote to ban plastic bags and PS containers

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BROOKLINE, MASS. (Updated Nov. 15, 10:40 a.m. ET) — Brookline has become the 85th community in the United States — and the 47th this year — to ban single-use plastic bags. The town of roughly 60,000 just west of Boston now has bans on both plastic bags as well as all polystyrene-based food and beverage containers.

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