A ban on plastic grocery and takeout bags began on Jan. 1 in nearby Barrington. It grew out of a Roger Williams University professor's concern about the impact of the bags on the environment.
Other municipalities in New England have banned bottles (Concord, Mass.), plastic bags and Styrofoam cups (Brookline, Mass.) and seasonal leaf blowers (Arlington, Mass.).
Most schools ban peanut butter or peanut-based foods and most have switched over to healthy snacks and drinks in vending machines.
The bans all started somewhere with someone. Maybe with you?
Is there an item you would want to see banned out of concern for the environment, health or quality of life? Let us know in the comments section below.