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Plastic bag ban enforcement begins Oct. 19

Plastic bag ban enforcement begins Oct. 19

WNYT Staff
Created: September 18, 2020 05:44 PM

New York State will begin enforcing its ban on single use plastic bags on Oct. 19.

The ban went into effect on March 1, but was put on hold after a manufacturer of plastic bags filed a lawsuit in state Supreme Court.

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The Department of Environmental Conservation says the court recently ruled in favor of implementing the ban.

New Yorkers use about 23 billion plastic bags a year. A large majority end up in landfills, waterways, or in the street.


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