City Council proposes charging consumers 10 cents every time they use plastic bags to carry out groceries

City Council members are introducing a proposal that

City Council members are introducing a proposal that would charge consumers a dime every time they use a plastic bag to carry out their groceries. (March 26, 2014 4:30 PM)

City Council members are introducing a proposal that would charge consumers a dime every time they use a plastic bag to carry out their groceries.

Currently, stores voluntarily charge a fee if consumers opt for a plastic bag. If the bill passes, the charge will be mandatory.

The council says that New Yorkers use 5.2 billion carry-out bags per year, most of which are not recycled. It...

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