Yuka Yoneda

Will a 10 Cent Fee Finally Get New Yorkers to Kick the Plastic Bag Habit?

by , 08/21/13
filed under: New York City, News

plastic bags, litter, plastic waste, plastic pollution, New York City, plastic bag ban, reusable bags, shopping, shopping bags, plastic tax

They say the best things in life are free, but unfortunately so are some of the worst things – like plastic bags at New York City groceries, convenience stores and other retailers. But that could soon change if a new bill that was introduced today by the New York City Council is passed. The proposed legislation would charge consumers at least 10 cents per bag in hopes that frugal shoppers will quit the plastic habit and begin carrying around reusable totes.

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