Get Ready, New York: The Plastic Bag Ban Is Starting

Get Ready, New York: The Plastic Bag Ban Is Starting

The New York Times-NY·2020-02-28 10:00

New York is banning the distribution of single-use plastic bags statewide on Sunday, a move with the ambitious goal of reducing the billions of discarded bags that stream annually into landfills, rivers and oceans.

The law forbids most businesses from handing out the thin bags that are ubiquitous in supermarkets, bodegas and boutiques, making New York the third state to bar the bags after California, where a ban has already changed the way millions of people shop, and Oregon, where one took effect last month.

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