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Plastic Bag Ban Comes to New York

New York made history on March 1, becoming the second state
in the country to pass a plastic bag ban. While the ban is state-wide, it is
being augmented by localities in different ways; some are providing paper bags
as alternatives without a cost or allowing grocery stores like Wegmans to
charge a fee per paper bag. In the case of New York City, the ban comes with a
five-cent fee for each paper bag sold at grocery and retail stores. The ban is
specific to single-use plastics given at the counter and has exceptions, such
as those used to contain meat or fish.…

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