5¢ Fee on Plastic Bags Is Approved by New York City Council

On May 5, 2016, the New York City Council adopted the  #BYOBag bill (Int. No. 209-A) that will require a 5-cent minimum fee on all carryout bags provided at check-out at all retailers in NYC. The bill goes into effect on October 1, 2016. To keep up to date on the NYC bill, follow BagItNYC on Facebook or @BagItNYC on Twitter.