As you can learn about in this New York Times Article, the City Council voted in favor to charge 5 cents/ plastic bag used at qualified businesses! This was a huge victory in our efforts to clean up our community and encourage New Yorkers to bring their own reusable bags while shopping.
Our friends at Bag It NYC and others are working hard to make this a reality, and unfortunately the state legislature is being pressured by the plastic bag industry and there is now pushback. We would like to thank New York State Assembly Member, Joe Lentol for this support and public opposition to this NYS bill!
How can you support this work? Please Sign this petition, share it widely, write to your senator and say NO to S7336.