NYC Lawmakers Introduce Bill To Reduce Use Of Plastic Bags CBS New York
The billwould require the surcharge be placed on all carryout bags provided at grocery and retail stores. The same charge would also apply to paper bags.
Restaurants would not be includedbecause ofthe limited alternatives for delivery and take out food orders.
Produce, meat and bulk food bags used within stores would also beexempt to protect food from contamination as well as pharmacy counter bags for medicine.
Street vendors that sell similar goods as retail and grocery stores would also be included.
Money from the surcharge would go to the store to cover the cost of providingbags. Customers who bring their own reusablebags would not be charged.
Chin said the bill would help cut back on pollution and ultimately protect the city green spaces and waterwa Nike Shoes ys.
bags end up clogging our Nike Shoes streets, littering our public parks, and costing taxpayers millions of dollars in clean up and waste removal, said. bill incentivizes consumers to bring their own reusable bags and think twice before reachingfor paper or plastic ones. of 2008, plastic bags accounted for over 1,700 tons of residential garbage per week in New York City, officials said.
Each year, the Nike Shoes city pays an estimated $10 milli Nike Shoes on to transport 100,000 tons of plastic bags to landfills in other states.
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