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New York City Disposable Bag Fee, Plastic and Paper

U.S.’s Largest City To Regulate Plastic Bags? NYC, Aug. 21, 2013 (PBBR) – America’s 2nd Largest city, Los Angeles, California, has already passed plastic bag legislation and now the largest city in America looks to do the same. Several New York City City Council Members announced yesterday that they will…

Tompkins County, NY Considers Plastic Bag Ban

Ithaca, New York, July 1, 2013 (PBBR) – The Tompkins County Legislature is considering adopting a local ordinance prohibiting retailers from giving plastic bags to customers at checkout. According to Wikipedia, Tompkins County comprises the entire Ithaca, NY Metropolitan Area with some 101,000 residents. It is also home to Cornell…

Mamaroneck Split on Plastic Bag Ban

MAMARONECK, New York, April 27, 2013 (ENS) – A ban on plastic bags went into effect March 31 in the Village of Mamaroneck, a suburb of New York City on Long Island Sound. The new law, passed in August 2012 by the Board of Trustees, forbids retailers to hand out…

Larchmont, NY Bans Plastic Bags

Encourages Reusable Bags Larchmont, NY, March 22, 2013 (PBBR) – On March 19, 2013, the Village of Larchmont, NY joined two other Westchester County towns to regulate single-use plastic bags. The Board of Trustees of the Village of Larchmont passed Local Law 1-2013, a local law to encourage the use…

NYC Mayor Bloomberg To Ban Polystyrene Food Containers

New York City, Feb 16, 2013 – On Thursday, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed banning polystyrene food packaging. He made the statement while giving the Mayors State of the City Address. The idea of banning polystyrene food containers is not new. Way back in 1989, Sonoma County, California…

Village of Mamaroneck, NY Bans Plastic Bags

Bags Banned At All Retailers | Plastic Bag Ban Report Village of Mamaroneck, NY, July 21, 2012 (PBBR) – On Monday, July 16, the Board of Trustees of the Village of Mamaroneck voted unanimously to adopt Local Law F banning plastic bags at all retailers. Local Law F, entitled “Retail…

Rye, NY Plastic Bag Ban Begins

Rye, NY Plastic Bag Ban | Plastic Bag Ban Report May 7, 2012 (PBBR) – An ordinance passed in December, 2011 takes effect today in Rye, New York. The City of Rye, New York added Chapter 154 Retail Checkout Bags to the City Code for the purpose of banning the…

Rye, NY Passes Plastic Bag Ordinance

The City Council of Rye, New York passed an ordinance banning retail plastic shopping bags this month. The Council assured merchants that the ordinance applied only to retail shopping bags at the point of sale. The City Council based the ordinance on Westport, Connecticut’s ban which was passed in September,…

Southampton Town Council Nixes Proposed Plastic Bag Ban

I received word last week from Brendan O’Reilly, editor of the Southampton Patch, that the Town Board of Southampton had decided to not move forward with a hearing in regards to a plastic bag ban in the town. Back in March of this year, Southampton Village Trustees had decided to…

SAVE Urges Bag Ban For Village of Southampton, NY

Southampton Advocates for our Village Environment (SAVE) is urging the Board of Trustees to ban single-use bags in the Village of Southampton. The Village of Southampton is located in Suffolk County, New York, USA, on the southern fork of Long Island. SAVE is the Village’s Environmental Committee. At the Southampton…