Word on the Street: Plastic bag charge
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...