why regulate plastic bags?
Plastic bags are harmful to the environment and costly to taxpayers. Regulation minimizes windblown litter, marine impacts, issues with waste management, and more.
From the blog
Environmentalists Urge Governor Cuomo to Keep His Promise to Address Plastic Bag Pollution
After overturning NYC’s “Bring Your Own Bag” Bill, which would have placed a 5 cent fee on plastic and paper bags starting in February, Governor Cuomo formed a Plastic Bag Task Force to create a state-wide plastic bag policy recommendation by the end of this year.
Jennie Romer is a national expert on carryout bag policy whose expertise is routinely sought by legislators, community groups, and businesses. She currently works as an attorney, policy advisor, and sustainability consultant in NYC.