Plastic Bylaws Information


At the May 2019 Town Meeting, voters approved two petitioned articles banning single-use plastic bags and polystyrene containers. To carry out the voters’ decision, the Select Board is drafting two bylaws to be placed on the town warrant to be voted at the May 4, 2020 Annual Town Meeting. The reasoning behind the petitioned articles and creating these bylaws is due to concern about the increasing amount of plastic found in our environment, the harmful impacts it is causing to sea life, and its inability to degrade over time.

Documentary - The Plastics Problem

Video - Plastic Bylaw Public Forum

Letter to the Select Board - Proposed changes to the Draft Marine Hazards and Plastic Bottle Bylaws - January 30, 2020

Letter to the Select Board - Revisions of Plastics and Marine Hazards Reduction Bylaw - February 14, 2020

Presentation - Plastic Bottle & other Plastic Marine Hazards - January 29, 2020

White Paper - Plastic and Marine Hazards Reduction Bylaw

Bylaw - Plastic Beverage Bottle  - January 15, 2020

Bylaw - Plastic and Marine Hazards Reduction  - UPDATED - February 13, 2020

Poster Information Session - January 29, 2020

If you would like to learn more, or offer your comments and suggestions, please attend the following upcoming meetings:

Monday, May 4, 7PM - Eastham 2020 Annual Town Meeting, Nauset Regional High School.

The proposed bylaws will be on the warrant for the community to vote 

Wednesday, January 29th, 6PM - Conservation Commission Information Session - Eastham Public Library

Come learn about the proposed bylaws, ask questions, and provide your feedback.

Monday, February 3rd at 5:30PM - Select Board Public Hearing, Eastham Town Hall.

The Select Board will review and discuss the proposed bylaws. The public is welcome to attend, ask questions, and offer feedback.