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A Carbon Pledge, a Bag Ban, a Tree Plan: Philly’s Year in Environmental News and What’s Next

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Emma Lee
A car is swamped at Park Towne Place apartments off 22nd Street near the Vine Street Expressway.

2021 was a big year for environmental news in Philadelphia. The city ramped up its carbon neutrality commitment, banned plastic bags, gathered input on a plan to increase tree cover, and more. Sophia Schmidt of WHYY’s PlanPhilly reports the fruits of many of these efforts will come in the new year.

(Original air-date: 1/4/22)