What’s in Mass­a­chu­setts gov­er­nor’s exec­u­tive order ban­ning sin­gle-use plas­tic bot­tles

Gov. Mau­ra Healey (D‑MA) signed an exec­u­tive order ban­ning sin­gle-use plas­tic bot­tles for state agen­cies in Mass­a­chu­setts days after promis­ing to do so.
Healey said she was “proud” to sign the exec­u­tive order on Thurs­day, and she tout­ed it as an envi­ron­men­tal mea­sure meant to pre­serve nat­ur­al resources. Here is what the exec­u­tive order from Healy out­lines for the ban.
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The exec­u­tive order directs that offices under the exec­u­tive of the com­mon­wealth should cease buy­ing sin­gle-use plas­tic bot­tles “in favor of less harm­ful alter­na­tives.” All Mass­a­chu­setts qua­si-pub­lic author­i­ties and boards are also “encour­aged” to adopt sim­i­lar plans ban­ning sin­gle-use plas­tic bot­tles.
Also includ­ed in the order is a require­ment that by the end of the year “all exec­u­tive depart­ment offices and agen­cies” must sub­mit a report show­ing how they are pre­vent­ing expen­di­tures to buy the banned bot­tles and how they are work­ing to reduce the “sale or re-sale” of sin­gle-use plas­tic bot­tles on prop­er­ty owned by the state.
The bot­tles banned under the order are by def­i­n­i­tion “a bev­er­age in a sealed rigid plas­tic bot­tle hav­ing a …