Enforcement On Single-Use Plastic Bag Ban Begins Monday After Six Month Delay
A statewide law banning single-use plastic bags at supermarkets, delis, and superstores will finally be enforced on Monday.
Oct 18, 2020 9:36 AM
Store Owners Shrug As Politicians Debate The Disposable Bag 'Nickel Nudge'
What will consumers do to save a nickel or two?
Updated: Apr 22, 2019 9:30 AM
NYC Adopts Legislation For Environmental Fee On Paper Bags
The City Council has voted to adopt a five-cent fee on all paper bags given to consumers at supermarkets and other stores.
Updated: Apr 19, 2019 5:49 PM
Cuomo Makes Sure NYC's Plastic Bag Fee Sleeps With The Fishes
Cuomo's primary stated objection to the bill was that it directed the five cent fee to merchants, an arrangement Cuomo said would yield an "unjustifiable and unnecessary" profit for private enterprise.
Updated: Feb 15, 2017 10:59 AM
State Senate And Assembly Agree On Bill To Delay City's Plastic Bag Fee
Under the terms of the bill, the fee's implementation will have to be delayed until 2018, when the City Council can revisit whether to move forward with it.
Updated: Feb 4, 2017 5:21 PM
New York State Senate Votes Down NYC Plastic Bag Fee
New York City can't come along and come up with this new creature."
Updated: Jan 18, 2017 8:20 AM
NYC Plastic Bag Fee Postponed Until Next Year
After pushback from Albany, City Council Members voted to delay plastic bag fees until February 2017.
Updated: Jun 22, 2016 1:11 PM
Albany Wants You To Keep On Wasting Plastic Bags
State lawmakers have counteracted City plans to enact a 5-cent plastic bag fee.
Updated: Jun 8, 2016 11:47 AM
New York City Council Narrowly Passes Five Cent Plastic Bag Fee
The fee will be officially instated in October, but won't be actively enforced until next April.
Updated: May 6, 2016 9:22 AM
Should NYC Impose A Fee For Plastic Bags, Or Tell Planet To GFY?
The Council will vote on the bill on May 5th.
Updated: Apr 29, 2016 12:16 PM
Why Is NYC's Plastic Bag Fee Still Balled Up Under The Sink?
What the hell is the hold up?
Updated: Apr 21, 2015 11:44 AM
De Blasio's Position On New Car Idling Bill Remains Hazy
The mayor's SUVs sometimes idle up to an hour outside the Park Slope Y.
Updated: Mar 31, 2015 5:14 PM
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