Single-Use Plastics Business Survey
The Newtown Township Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) is considering recommending that the township implement a single-use plastics resolution. Similar actions have been taken or are being considered by Solebury, West Chester, Philadelphia, Doylestown Township and Borough and Lower Makefield Township.
To better understand how local business use single-use plastic items - bags and carry-out containers - the EAC requests that you complete its Single-Use Plastics Business Survey. Your response to this survey will help EAC to provide a recommendation to the township that is most appropriate for local businesses.
If you would like to learn more about single-use plastics, please download the Single-Use Plastics Fact Sheet.
Disclaimer: This is not an official Newtown Township survey. It is solely for the use by the EAC, which has approved the content. De-identified results may be presented to the Newtown Board of Supervisors for information purposes only.
Supervisor-elect Elen Snyder Promotes Single-Use Plastics Ban
At the August 25, 2021, Newtown Board of Supervisors (BOS) meeting, Ms. Elen Snyder - member of the Newtown Township Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) and a 2021 candidate for Newtown Supervisor - commented on the impact of single-use plastics on the environment. Ms. Snyder urged Newtown to follow other townships - such as the Borough of Narberth, PA - in passing regulations that encourage or require businesses to reduce the usage of plastic materials, eliminate the use of Styrofoam, promote the use of reusable bags, and replace plastics with sustainable materials.
Ms. Snyder also spoke about the EAC's recommendation to implement meadows in open spaces such as retention basins in order to counteract the impact of climate change on the pollution of our streams and lakes.