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Troy considers ban on plastic in the city

August 09, 2019 04:37 AM

Troy's city council will consider a ban on plastic.

The Plastic Free Hudson River Act has three parts.

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A ban on plastic bags, which also includes a five cent fee on paper to encourage reusable bags. Also, a limit on plastic straws in restaurants, and a ban on polystyrene foam food serviceware.

Local businesses would have a year and a half to begin compliance.

The council will discuss the legislation at a meeting Thursday.

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Aidan Bean

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