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New Ordinance to ban single use plastics and Styrofoam

Phoenixville Borough Council this week introduced  on July 13, an ordinance to ban plastic bags and Styrofoam from retail establishments, effective March 2024, to protect the environment.

The purpose of this Ordinance is to encourage consumers and Commercial Establishments within the Borough to help reduce the use and environmental impact of single-use plastics by promoting the use of reusable bags, utilizing alternatives to single-use plastic straws, training employees to ask consumers first before providing a single use plastic item, and substituting other biodegradable products for polystyrene containers. 

See the draft Ordinance here

RERERE advocacy shows progress

The Phoenixville Green Team and Phoenixville Area Transition have chartered a combined effort with the mission of reducing, reuse and recycling. This combined effort is focusing on numerous initiatives in the Phoenixville community, in our restaurants and schools and supporting initiatives at the state and national level including :

  • Ban Single-Use Plastics in Borough 
  • Green Schools Alliance
  • Break free from plastics movement/BFFP Pollution Act
  • Rights of Nature Movement

Meeting Schedule

If you are concerned about our community’s use of plastics, please join us. We meet by zoom: here, every 1st Tuesday of the month, at 7PM.

Join Zoom Meeting ID: 791 800 2027
Passcode: 77777
One tap mobile Call in: +16465588656, Meeting ID:791-800-2027#


Sally Doyle 610-329-2385
Jamie Parker 215-570-2279