Massive Win for the Environment: New York State Bans Single-Use Plastic Bags

, Massive Win for the Environment: New York State Bans Single-Use Plastic Bags, TheCircularEconomy.com
“At long last, our trees and storm drains won’t be clogged with plastic bags.”  In a move celebrated by activists as a “massive win for the environment,” New York state lawmakers agreed to ban most single-use plastic bags statewide as part of a $175.5 billion budget deal announced Sunday.  New York is the third state to outlaw plastic bags. California voters ratified a state law in 2016, and all of Hawaii’s counties have enacted similar regulations, effectively banning plastic bags statewide.
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