Say so long to single-use bags: Budget bringing bag ban to NY

New York will soon become the third state in the nation to ban single-use plastic bags.

News 12 Staff

Apr 1, 2019, 11:49 PM

Updated 1,837 days ago

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Say so long to single-use bags: Budget bringing bag ban to NY
New York will soon become the third state in the nation to ban single-use plastic bags.
The measure was included in the $175.5 billion budget passed by lawmakers in Albany.
Retailers across New York will be banned from providing customers with plastic bags that are non-biodegradable and cannot be recycled.
Counties will be able to opt into charging 5 cents for paper bags, with 2 cents from each sale going to local governments and the other 3 cents going to the state's Environmental Protection Fund.
California and Hawaii already have statewide bans on the bags.
The single-use bag ban will take effect in New York on March 1, 2020.


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