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Fri Mar 29, 2019, 07:21 PM

New York to Introduce State-Wide Ban on Plastic Bags


New York lawmakers have reached an agreement to implement a state-wide ban on single-use plastic bags, due to take effect in March 2020. The goal of the deal, which is part of the state budget plan due on April 1, is to encourage consumers to instead rely on reusable tote bags. But as Jesse McKinley reports for the New York Times, the ban has drawn criticism from both business groups and environmental advocates.

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-york-introduce-state-wide-ban-plastic-bags-180971832/

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Fri Mar 29, 2019, 08:15 PM

2. I question the wisdom becasue those re-used shopping bags

also get tossed. Dozens are thrown every week into the recycling bins at my apartment building. I think it'd be better to ban black plastic that can't be recycled, straws

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