New York governor floats statewide plastic bag ban / Ban also in Boston?

In what on the surface seems like an about-face from his stance two years ago, Andrew Cuomo, governor of the US state of New York, has introduced a bill calling for a ban on single-use plastic carrier bags by 2019. The governor, who will stand for re-election in November 2018, said the proposed statewide ban is part of an effort to fight the “blight of plastic bags” that he said is “taking a devastating toll on our streets, our water and our natural resources.” In 2016, reacting to a negative vote by the State Assembly (lower house of the state legislature), Cuomo ended New York City’s plans to charge 5 cents (EUR 0.04) for single-trip bags of plastic or paper a day before it was due to take effect – see Plasteurope.com of 20.02.2017. The proposed ban was part of mayor Bill de Blasio’s “Zero Waste to Landfill by 2030” drive – see Plasteurope.com of 18.05.2016.

via Plasteurope.com – PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT: New York governor floats statewide plastic bag ban / Ban also in Boston?

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