Plastic bag ban takes effect across New York state

New York's plastic bag ban is officially in effect.

News 12 Staff

Mar 1, 2020, 1:07 PM

Updated 1,538 days ago

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New York's plastic bag ban is officially in effect.
Stores across the state will no longer be offering single-use plastic shopping bags starting today.
Shoppers can either bring their own reusable bags or ask for paper bags.
In Suffolk County, residents will be charged 5 cents for each paper bag. While there is no fee in Nassau County, the city of Long Beach is requiring stores to charge 5 cents per paper bag as part of its own ordinance.
Supporters of the measure say it will cut down on plastic waste and pollution.
However, a legal challenge to the ban led by a coalition of more than 6,000 convenience store owners is still making its way through the courts.
Enforcement of the ban won't begin until April 1.
 
 
 
 
 


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