October starts the one-month countdown to the elimination of single use plastic bags in retail stores in Newport and Middletown. The first step to prepare is to be aware! The ordinance will be in full effect as of November 1, 2017. Taking incremental steps in changing your behavior and choosing to reuse will help to ease the transition as we move away from single-use plastic bags. For more information about the types of bags that are acceptable, please contact us via e-mail!