In 2017 the New Hampshire General Court considered HB 481, which would have given municipalities the power to pass ordinances that regulated the use of plastic bags. This bill failed in the Republican-dominated House. (See image below.)
We understand that a similar bill has been introduced into the current legislative session.
Check out the arguments made by Jackie Lundsted in a climate change class about the climate related threats of plastic bags.
Here is an interesting article on bag legislation by researchers at our sister campus in Durham.
NH Science for Citizens
Department of Environmental Studies
Keene State College
Keene, NH 03431
A project of students and faculty at Keene State College in collaboration with local NH state representatives.