Governor Uses Earth Day to Tout Plastic Bag Ban

The governor spent part of Earth Day yesterday touting the state’s new plastic bag ban. Governor Andrew Cuomo said New Yorkers use 23 billion plastic bags a year, and that’s got to change…

While it’s a good start, the executive director of Hudson River Sloop Clearwater in Kingston, Greg Williams, points out that there still is a lot of work to be done to cut down or eliminate plastic waste in the environment.

The ban is slated to begin next March and would forbid stores from providing customers single-use, non-biodegradable plastic bags. There are exemptions though, including restaurant food takeout bags, deli or meat counter wraps, newspaper bags, dry-cleaning garment bags and trash bags sold in bulk.

Snow Closings Updated Regularly

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