Word on the Street: Plastic bag charge

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Viewers weigh in on trending topics in our Word on the Street segment. (3/26/14)

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.

The proposal already has the support of 19 council members, just seven short of the 26 it needs to pass. 

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