Word on the Street: Plastic bag charge
PARK SLOPE - City Council is considering charging consumers 10 cents every time they use a plastic bag to carry home their groceries.
The eco-friendly proposal aims to cut down on the 5.2 billion carry-out bags New Yorkers use each year, the majority of which are not recycled.
Officials add that the city spends $10 million annually to ship used plastic bags to landfills.
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The proposal already has the support of 19 council members, just seven short of the 26 it needs to pass.