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Total plastic bag ban begins July 1

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Do you use reusable grocery store bags? Beginning July 1, you’ll have to choose between reusable and paper — and there won’t be any other options. Under Delaware’s 2019 plastic bag ban, stores were allowed to use the thicker 2.25 millimeter-thick plastic film bags, which were considered reusable under the law. Last June, the General Assembly enhanced the state’s plastic …

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Dec. 26 is coming. Here’s how to recycle your Christmas tree

Charles Megginson Culture, Headlines

Taking down your Christmas tree may not be on your mind just yet — but when the time comes, DNREC’s got your back.  The agency is encouraging Delawareans to “regift their real Christmas trees to the environment” by recycling them at one of the many yard waste recycling facilities located throughout the state.  Once donated, trees are processed into mulch …