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Suffolk County Legislator Wants Fees For Paper, Plastic Bags At Grocery Stores

If you are going to put your groceries in a paper or plastic bag, Vivian Viloria-Fisher wants to put a 5-cent charge on every bag you use.

08/16/2011

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Westchester Supermarkets Getting High Marks For Helping Environment

When it comes to BYOB – bring your own bags – the Citizens Campaign for the Environment says some Westchester County grocery stores are helping out the cause.

06/28/2011

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Southampton Village Bans Plastic Bags

The Southampton Village board voted 5-0 for the ban. Merchants have six months to start using paper or reusable bags.

04/28/2011

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CT Senate Holding Hearing On Plastic Bag Fee

State Senator Ed Meyer is hoping the state of Connecticut will go the way of Westport in ending distribution of plastic bags to shoppers.

02/07/2011

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CT St. Sen. Wants Nickel Tax On ALL Grocery Bags

CT St. Sen. Wants Nickel Tax On ALL Grocery Bags

01/18/2011

NYC Woman Sentenced In Plastic-Bag Murder

Sparkle Daniel was found guilty of second-degree murder earlier this month. Bronx Supreme Court Justice John Carter called the crime “despicable.”

10/26/2010