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“The first question I hear is what will I substitute for this (plastics),” said Northeastern University economics professor Madhavi Venkatesan. But many people over 50 didn’t grow up with plastics in their home.

Venkatesan has been spearheading the ban of single-use plastic water bottles, town by town, on Cape Cod. So far, 13 of 15 towns have agreed to ban municipal use and seven this fall have agreed to ban retail sales.

By Doug Fraser
Cape Cod Times

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