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Plastic Bags to Be Banned in New York State



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The plan, proposed a year ago by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo would be the second statewide ban after California, which banned bags in 2016. Hawaii also has a place in place since all the state's counties bar such as single-use bags. would start next March, would have a number of carveouts, including food takeout bags used by restaurants, bags used to wrap deli or meat counter products and bags for bulk items. Newspaper bags would also be exempted as would garment bags.

as a separate fund to buy reusable bags for consumers.

minimize the greenhouse emissions caused by their production.

conservation committee. "And that if people go to paper rather than reusables, we are not better off."

Such a disincentive is also the goal of the state plan, said Mr. Kaminsky, whose hometown, Long Beach, N.Y., has such a program.

"I think we'll look back in a few years," he said. “And people will wonder why we didn't do this sooner.”


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