Charleston votes to ban items threatening ecosystem

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Charleston, SC (AP) — City leaders in Charleston have voted to ban plastic bags, straws and foam containers.

Ten other Coastal communities in the state approved similar bans. Supporters say the amount of plastic and foam trash ending up in waterways is toxic for the ecosystem and bad for tourism.

State lawmakers are expected to consider a bill in January to prevent local governments from banning plastics and foam.

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