Plastic Reduction Advisory Committee

Town of Falmouth

Plastic Reduction Advisory Committee Charge

Adopted by Select Board on May 1, 2023


The Plastic Reduction Advisory Committee shall be appointed by the Select Board in accordance with relevant provisions of the Falmouth Home Rule Charter and Town bylaws. The Committee shall consist of seven (7) members, including:

  • At least one representative of the food establishment businesses directly affected by regulation of disposable plastic;
  • At least one individual who is an advocate of regulating the use of disposable plastic by food establishments;
  • One Solid Waste Advisory Committee member or designee;
  • One Board of Health member or designee;

The mission of the Committee is to solicit input from food establishment owners and representatives, and from advocates of plastic waste reduction, in developing regulations to reduce, or eliminate, the use of disposable plastic containers and utensils by food establishments in Falmouth. The Committee will consider cost implications for businesses and consumers as well as the environmental impacts of disposable plastic. Proposed regulations will be presented to the Health Agent for review and comment prior to submission to the Board of Health for consideration and potential adoption.

The Board respectfully asks the Committee to submit a progress report to the Select Board by August 4, 2023 and to provide the Select Board with a copy of the proposed regulations at the same time they are submitted to the Board of Health.


  • Amy Roth, Chair
  • Kristine Copley, Vice Chair
  • Michael Lewis
  • Stephen Vannerson
  • Geralyn Schad
  • Stephanie Murphy
  • Philip Gessen
  • Daniel Gessen, Alternate

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