How did this ordinance come about?

In 2021, the Media Borough Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) began researching a single-use plastic bag and straw ordinance to recommend to Borough Council. They looked at similar ordinances elsewhere, talked with representatives from Penn Environment and Clean Air Council, and sponsored a Zoom meeting with other Delaware County EAC's. They reached out to the Media Business Authority (MBA) for feedback and began a conversation with Borough Council members about an ordinance. In April 2022, the EAC and MBA held a focus group and an information session for local business and restaurants.

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1. Why a single-use plastic bag and straw ordinance in Media and why now?
2. How did this ordinance come about?
3. What types of bags are banned under the ordinance?
4. What straws would be banned under the ordinance?
5. Why are plastic bags so harmful?
6. What types of bags will businesses be able to provide?
7. What about the bag-fee?
8. What happens if my business fails to comply?
9. My business not only complies with the ordinance, but also has other sustainability initiatives to reduce waste. Can I be recognized for these efforts?
10. Where can my business or customers find more information on the ordinance?
11. What else can I do to reduce plastic pollution?