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

Viewers weigh in on trending topics in our Word on the Street segment.

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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